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.

Yeouido park


The first ecological park to be opened in the country serves as an outdoor classroom for the observation and study of living things. The park consists of streams and an ecological pond, low, swampy land & a water course, a willow forest, dry grassland, and observation spots & wooden bridges. The stream is about 1.2 kilometers long and 15 meters wide. The 6 kilometer long trail is sign posted every 20 to 30 meters. There are no snack bars, park benches or streetlights in this park in an attempt to leave its ecosystem as undisturbed as possible. The park is directly connected to Hangang. Yeouido Park and Ankara Park are also located nearby.

Location: 68, Yeouigongwon-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, ☎ 02)761-4078

History

- April 12, 1972 Approved Traffic Plaza(Construction Notice No.133)
- October 23, 1996 Propelled the Plans for Park Establishment of Yeouido Plaza Mayor Policy No.1003
- December 1, 1997 Started the construction of Yeouido Plaza Park
- January 24, 1999 Finished the construction of Yeouido Plaza Park
- February 25, 1999 Approved the change of Seoul Metropolitan Government Notice No.1999-40 City Plans
- March 15, 1999 Established Yeouido Park Maintenance Office
- May 17, 1999 Approved the development plans for Seoul Metropolitan Government Notice No.1999-128 City Plans(Yeouido Neighborhood Park)
- July 5, 1999 Approved the execution plans for Park Green Area Management Business Notice No.1999-18 City Plans (Yeouido Neighborhood Park

Size

- Total 229.539㎡ - City land
- Ecological Forest : 36,523㎡
- Culture grounds : 52,993㎡
- Grass Yard : 77,515㎡
- Korean Traditional Forest : 62,508㎡

Main Facilities

- Buildings : 8 - Maintenance Office(214 pyeong per building), store/restroom 5 (353 pyeong), Octagon Pavilion &·Square Pavilion 1 each(11pyeong), Park Security Office (80 pyeong)
- Bicycle road : 2.4km(width 4~6m)
- Walking road : 3.9km(width 2m)
- Underground pathway connected to Han River bank : 120m(height 2.5m, width 8m)
- Park lights : 334 places
- Sprinkler : 6.4km 155 places
- Plaza : 24,735㎡
- Bicycle holder : 2 places(16 bikes)
- Pond : 3 ponds, 4,848㎡(1,467 pyeong)
- Korean traditional pond 3,530㎡(1,068 pyeong), Eco pond 730㎡(221 pyeong), grass yard pond 588㎡(178 pyeong)

Tree Maintenance

- Trees planted within the park
- Tree 87 kinds 13,863 trees, bush 45 kinds 205,051 bushes, flowers 32 kinds 342,866 flowers Average number of visitors
- 10,497,000/year (Low-demand season : 25,000/day, High-demand season : 50,000~60,000/day) Bicycle road
- Bicycle road(orange) : 2.4km in length, width is 4~6m and is in shape of an oval within the park Walking road
- Walking road(green) : 2.4km in length, width is 2m and is close to the bicycle road, and also has a 1.5km walking road in between the park areas