Children's Grand Park, Seoul

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Children's Grand Park

Children's Grand Park is a park complex in Gwangjin-gu, Seoul, South Korea. Facilities at Children's Grand Park include hills and hiking trails, Zoo, garden, and an amusement park. Situated in Seoul City’s Gwangjin-gu, Children’s Grand Park is a leisure facility for families, offering a botanical garden, amusement facilities, and diverse performance events. Opened on a Korean holiday called Children’s Day in 1973, the park is full of attractions that appeal to youngsters: Marine Animal House that exhibits seals and polar bears, a Small Animal Village, and even a Parrot Village. Nearly 62% of the park's total area of about 530,000 sq. meters consists of trees and grass and various facilities.

Background history[edit]

Seoul Children's Grand Park is an eco-friendly park. It obtained ISO 14001 certification and was designated as an educational experiencing place by Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education for operating various educational programs for children. Seoul Children's Grand Park was originally the royal tomb for Myeong Seong Hwang Hu, who was the Queen of the last King, Sunjong, of the Greater Korean Empire. In 1926, the tomb was moved to Yangju-gun (currently Namyangju City) in Gyeongi Province when King Sunjong died. In 1970, by order of President Park Chung-hee, construction of the park started and opened the following year.

Service hours[edit]

Between 5 a.m. ~ 10 p.m. (05:00 ~ 22:00)

Opening time of the main entrance, rear gate, Guuimun, and Neungdongmun (05:00 ~ 22:00)

The zoo is open from 9 a.m. ~ 5 p.m. (It is subject to change depending on season and weather.)

Fee information[edit]

Entrance is free, but fees for facilities such as the zoo and amusement park vary according to facility.

  • Free admission of park entrance
  • Fee charged or the use of Park Facilities

Animal Show[edit]

Division Adult Teenager Child
Individual 6,500 won 5,000 won 5,000 won
Group 5,800 won 4,500 won 4,500 won

Operation[edit]

- Year-round

Time[edit]

- April ~ October → 11:30 ~ 17:00 on weekdays (every hour) / 11:30 ~ 18:00 on weekends (every hour)

- November ~ March → 11:30 ~ 16:00 on weekdays (every hour) / 11:30 ~ 17:00 on weekends (every hour)

Note (contact info.)[edit]

- For senior citizen and patriot/veteran: Fee for child.

-The handicapped (including group) 5,000 won for adult / 4,000 won for teenager and child.

- Event time is subject to change.

-Admission fee for adults older than 19 year-old

Fee for the use of park facilities[edit]

Division Basis Fee Contact
Grass field Once for 2 hours Soccer Event - 156,000 won

Weekdays - 25,000 won

02) 450-9356
Futsal Stadium Once for 2 hours 5:05- Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays : 32,500 won

3:03 - Weekdays 15,000 won: Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays -19,500 won

02)457-8718
Tennis court Once and one side for 2 hours Indoor - 25,000 won

Outdoor - 8,000 won

02)450-9356
Outdoor stage (Stage of Neugdong Forest/ Open stage) Once for 2 hours

Separate charge for electricity

Day Time- 100,000 won (25,000 won for every extra hour)

Night Time - 200,000 won (50,000 won for every extra hour)

02)450-9356
Filming and Shooting Once for hour 13,000 won (6,500 won for every extra 1 hour) 02) 450-9356

Fee is charged for filming and shooting with profit making purpose (movie, TV drama, commercial advertisement, etc.).

Parking Lot Once for every 5 minutes Compact Car - 150 won

Mid-size Car - 200 won

Full-sized Car- 450 won

02)450-9356
Stroller Rental Once 3,000 won 02)450-9356

Information of facilities[edit]

Division No. Area Note
Infrastructure - Road - 51, 260.24㎡ Road (22 routes for 5.597㎞), hiking trail (26 routes for 2.662㎞)
Infrastructure - Square 5 12,670.36㎡ Square (5)
Landscape facility 11 17,445.39 ㎡ Pond and ecology facility (3), fountain (2), themed garden (4), streamlet (1), flowerbed
Recreation facility 3 619.84㎡ Pavilion (3) long benches (455 benches)
Entertainment acility 3 29,912.66㎡ Amusement park (1), children's playground (2)
Sports Facility 8 16,657.00㎡ Soccer field (1), health square (4), tennis court (1 (3-sided), futsal field (1 (2-sided)), gate ball field (1)
Cultural facility 49 59,777.43㎡ Restaurant and convenience store (3), restroom (13), information center (1), octagonal hall (1), parking lot (3), kiosk (2), other convenient facility (drinking fountain, public phone, chair)
Convenience facility 24 2,029.20 ㎡ Restaurant and convenience store (3), restroom (13), information center (1), octagonal hall (1), parking lot (3), kiosk (2), other convenient facility (drinking fountain, public phone, chair)
Management facility 24 2,029.20 ㎡ Main entrance (1), rear gate (1), Guuimun (1), Neungdongmun (1), substation (1), storage for facility maintenance (1), Office of Tree Management (1), water treatment facility (1), Music Fountain Control Center (1), Train Hill (1), other convenient facility (fence, information sign, street light, high voltage transformer room)
Greenbelt - 323,259.17㎡ Greenbelt, forest belt, grass
Total - 536,088.50㎡

Parking facilities[edit]

Main entrance parking lot: 153 parking spaces

Rear entrance parking lot: 252 parking spaces

Guuimun entrance parking lot: 315 parking spaces

Location[edit]

Address: 216, Neungdong-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul, Korea (Neung-dong)

Public Transportation[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Kidsfuninseoul. (n.d.). “Children’s Grand Park Seoul.” Retrieved from < https://kidsfuninseoul.wordpress.com/playing/amusement-parks/childrens-grand-park/ >
  2. Lee, H. S. (2015). Measurement of visitors' satisfaction with public zoos in Korea using importance-performance analysis.Tourism Management, 47- 251-260. doi: 10.1016/j.tourman.2014.10.006
  3. LifeinKorea. (2015). “Seoul Children's Grand Park.” Retrieved from < https://web.archive.org/web/20150506012905/http://www.lifeinkorea.com:80/Travel2/454 >
  4. Nam, J., & Kim, H. (n.d). The Correlation Between Spatial Characteristics and Utilization of City Parks: A Focus on Neighborhood Parks in Seoul, Korea. Journal Of Asian Architecture And Building Engineering, 13(2), 515-522.
  5. Seoul Metropolitan Facilities Management. (2015). “Children’s Grand Park.” Retrieved from < http://new.sisul.or.kr/global/main/en/sub/park.jsp >
  6. Korea Tourism Organization. (n.d.).“Children’s Grand Park.” Retrieved from
           < http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SI/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=1051832 >

External links[edit]

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