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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.


It is a place to provide habitat for animals, improve species diversity, observe and experience animals of natural ecosystem, offer healthy ecological space to people and make them aware of the importance of environment

Gildong Ecological Park provides a habitat for animals, improves species diversity, allows observation and experience of animals in the natural ecosystem, and offers a healthy ecological space to people to make them aware of the importance of environment. Location: 1291, Cheonho-daero, Gangdong-gu, Seoul Area: 80,683㎡ Main Facilities

1 Tourist's Information, 1 Restroom, Gildong Ecology Culture Center, Observation Deck (Marsh zone) 414m, Reservoir 3,490㎡, 3 Bird Observatories, 1 Wondumak (Lookout Shed), 2 Chogajip (Thatched Cottages), 3 Dugout Hut, Stonewall and Stonework 60m Nature Tour Observation Deck (Woodland Zone) 430m, Outdoor Observatory, Outdoor Lecture Space, Pergola, etc. * Gildong Ecology Culture Center Exhibition Hall

Exhibition Hall 1: Let's find out about the ecology of Seoul (12 stuffed birds, ecology explanation exhibition, wetlands and 4 aquariums for fish from the Han River, Satellite map of Seoul, etc.) Exhibition Hall 2: Ecology of Gildong Natural Ecological Park (large spider and honeycomb model, stuffed wild bore, park movie, bird sounds listening exhibition, insects and mushroom samples etc.) 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 buildings –1 building of Maintenance Office(214pyeong), 5 of store/restroom 5dong(353pyeong), each 1 of Octagon Pavilion·Square(11pyeong) and Park Security Office (80pyeong)
  • Bicycle road : 2.4km(width 4~6m)
  • Walking road : 3.9km(width 2m)
  • Underground pathway connected to the Hangang(River) bank : 120m(height 2.5m, width 8m)
  • Park lights : 334 places
  • Sprinkler : 6.4km 155places
  • Plaza : 24,735㎡
  • Bicycle holder : 2 places(16 bikes)
  • Pond : 3 ponds, 4,848㎡(1,467pyeong) - Korean traditional pond 3,530㎡(1,068pyeong), Eco pond 730㎡(221pyeong), grass yard pond 588㎡(178pyeong) Development Cost

Total Development Cost ₩14,816 million, Construction Labor Cost ₩130 million, Facility Cost ₩2,365 million, Acquisition Cost ₩12,321 million History

  • August 6, 1971 : Urban Planning Facilities (Park) decided upon by the Ministry of Construction Notification No. 465
  • Dec 4, 1996 : Urban Planning Facilities changed by the Seoul Metropolitan Government Notification No. 318
  • August 2, 1997 : Park Creation Plan approved as the cadastral improvement under the Seoul Metropolitan Government Notification No. 1997- 253
  • September 25, 1997 : Enforcement Plan of Urban Planning Facilities (Gildong Urban Natural Park: Ecological Park Zone) Approved
  • December 14, 1998 : Completion
  • May 20, 1999 : Opened