Children's Grand Park, Seoul
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.
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.
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.)
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
|Individual||6,500 won||5,000 won||5,000 won|
|Group||5,800 won||4,500 won||4,500 won|
- 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.)
- 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
|Grass field||Once for 2 hours||Soccer Event - 156,000 won
Weekdays - 25,000 won
|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
|Tennis court||Once and one side for 2 hours||Indoor - 25,000 won
Outdoor - 8,000 won
|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)
|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
|Stroller Rental||Once||3,000 won||02)450-9356|
Information of facilities
|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|
Main entrance parking lot: 153 parking spaces
Rear entrance parking lot: 252 parking spaces
Guuimun entrance parking lot: 315 parking spaces
- Achasan Station
- Children's Grand Park Station
- Bus: 130, 302, 303, 320, 370, 721, 2221, 2311, 3216, 4212, 9403, 3500, 9301, 119
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