Parks

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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.

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Since it first opened as the Gimpo Purification Plant in 1959, it has opened as a park fifty years later after the plant’s conversion to a rest area for citizens

Seoseoul Park

The Seoseoul Lake Park, which opened in October 2009, is an environmentally-friendly park built under the theme of ‘water’ and ‘recycling’ through the park development project of the old Sinwol Water Purification Plant located in Sinwol-dong, Yangcheon-gu. Since it first opened as the Gimpo Purification Plant in 1959, it has opened as a park fifty years later after the plant’s conversion to a rest area for citizens. The Gimpo Purification Plant played the important role of supplying an average of 120,000 tons of tap water every day, after the Seoul Metropolitan Government took charge of it in 1979. However, in October 2003, it stopped operation in accordance with the ‘Seoul’s Renewal Plan for Purification Plants’. Afterwards, various development plans were considered, including the establishment of a youth town for young people, rental houses, an English experience village, etc., but in the end, it was decided that a park was the best option to resolve the regional imbalance in Seoul around 2006 and to revitalize the region by creating a representative theme park in the southwestern area. In addition, the forest of Neunggolsan(Mt.), which acts as the boundary between Seoul and Bucheon, was restored, and the mountain trails were repaired to be included in the park. As a result, it has become the largest theme park in the southwestern area, with a total area of 225,368㎡ - a scale that is similar to that of Yeouido Park and Yangjae Citizen’s Forest.

Seoseoul Park

Area: 217,946㎡
Opening Date: October 15, 2009

Major Facilities
- Sound Fountain (41 nozzles), Media Wall Fountain, streamlets, dry streams (mooring facilities), event table, drinking fountain, etc. - Sports facilities: 12 kinds, including a football field (3,010㎡), 1 basketball court (240㎡), 4 badminton court (1,050㎡), and pull-up bar (53 facilities)

Major Plants
- Trees: 47 species of 1,685 units, including pine trees - Bushes: 44 species of 13,816 units, including Dwarf Japanese Yew - Flowering plants: 3 species of 5,710 units, including day lilies, Allegheny spurge, and blue lily turfs - Grasses (23,378㎡): golden turf 22,961㎡ and rye grass (bent grass) 417㎡