Seoul has different types of parks. These include ecological parks designed with the preservation of certain rare types of flora and fauna in mind, and its small and medium-sized parks that provide an environmentally-friendly setting with diverse fun faclilities for the whole family.
The past foreign residential complex was developed into an open botanical garden, and as the Namsan Park was restored in the areas of Yejang-dong and Hwahyun-dong of Jung-gu and Hannam-dong of Yongsan-gu, it truly changed into a people’s park
History - March 12, 1940 Initial Park Notice (Advice no.208) - September 10, 1968 Namsan Park Administration Office Opened under Seoul Metropolitan Government Regulation No.557 - July 9, 1977 Initial park Decision (Public notice No. 138) - September 22, 1984 Namsan City Nature Park (Public notice No. 347)
Area - Total 2,958,864㎡ (approx. 896,625 pyeong(3.954sq. Yds.) - Forest Land : 2,454,140㎡ (82.8%) - Green Land : 287,596㎡ (9.7%) - Open Square : 45,950㎡ (1.7%) - Other Facilities: 171,178㎡ (5.8%)
Ownership - State land : 2,382,193㎡ (80.5%) - Public land : 267,729.1㎡ (9.1%) ※ City : 258,865,20㎡, Ward : 8,863,90㎡ - Private land: 308,961.9㎡ (10.4%)
Main Facilities - Basic Facilities : Plaza 45,950㎡, Road 7,800㎡, Trail 4㎞ - Landscape Facilities : 1 Pond(1,078㎡), Pergola, Fountain, Flower Clock, Shade Shelf - Sports Facilities : Swimming Pool, Tennis Court, Ping-pong Court, Baseball Stadium, Archery Round, Rollerskating Area, Badminton Court Cultural - Cultural Facilities : Library, Open Botanical Garden, Patriot Ahn Jung-geun Memorial Hall, Cultural Center - Convenience Facilities : Parking Lot, Stand, Drinking Fountain, Octagonal Pavilion, Toilet, Bench, Tower Observatory - Other Facilities : Circular Road 18.9㎞ Tree
- Trees : 191 kinds and 2,881,870 units including pine trees, maple trees, acacia, and acorn trees
Park Visitors - Yearly : 8,400,000 visitors. (Daily Average 23,000 visitors) - Daily : Slow season 10,000 visitors, peak season 30,000 visitors