Busan Citizens Park
- Busan Citizens Park was established under the five themes of Memory, Culture, Pleasure, Nature and Participation. As a new style of park, it provides people with a comfortable, healing environment that is full of possibilities.
- The park has over one million trees including 97 different species (46 species of forest trees and 43 species of bushes). The park’s facilities include an information center, a park history center, a 490-meter-long stretch along the Bujeoncheon Stream, a 450-meter-long stretch along the Jeonpocheon Stream, four fountains, six squares, nine play areas, parking lots, cafes, convenience stores, and restrooms.
- The City of Busan is striving to make Busan Citizens Park a world class destination for not only the city’s residents and Koreans but also for people from around the world.
B - Barrier-Free Park
- During the park’s construction, heavy consideration was paid to making it a barrier-free zone. This included making the park’s entrances, restrooms, gardens, and information boards easily accessible to people of all ages.
- The park obtained a preliminary Barrier-Free Certification in February 2014 from the Korea Land and Housing Corporation, and is scheduled to receive its Barrier-Free Certificate.
U - Ubiquitous Park
- Busan Citizens Park aims to be the first ubiquitous park in Korea.
- For the safety of visitors, CCTVs (42 smart crime prevention CCTVs, 50 general CCTVs) have been installed and monitor every corner of the park 24 hours a day. Any emergency situation will be reported to the park management center, the fire station and the police office.
- The park’s state-of-the-art technology not only provides free internet access around the clock, but also enables visitors to quickly scan conveniently located QR codes attached to each tree to easily obtain information on that particular species. The condition of major trees in the park is systemically managed by RFID technology.
- The park has also incorporated IT technology at the Visitor Center with the installation of a 4D theater and play area for children in addition to the Wall of Dedication.
S - Safe Park
- By employing “Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), Busan Citizens Park guarantees the safety of all park visitors. CCTVs installed at every corner of the park allow security personnel to immediately respond to emergency situations and report to the relevant authorities and emergency services.
A - Alcohol Free Park
- Busan Citizens Park is alcohol-free and smoke-free to provide a pleasant environment for all.
N - Nature Park
- Busan Citizens Park is a natural healing space inside of the city.
- Over one million trees including different 97 different species, along with walking paths themed with Memory,
Culture, Pleasure, Nature and Participation, two ecological streams (Bujeon-cheon, Jeonpo-cheon),
as well as forests and ponds that provide visitors with a pleasant chance for rest and relaxation.
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Opening hours: 5:00 ~ 24:00
Location & directions
Yeonji-dong (Heading toward Busan National Gugak Center)
- Take local bus No. 33, 44, 63, 83-1, or 179 and get off at Busan National Gugak Center Bus Stop.
Buam-dong (Heading toward Busam Intersection)
- Take local bus No. 54, 81, 88, or 133 and get off at Buam Intersection or Busan Citizens Park Bus Stop
Bujeon-dong (Heading toward Song Sang-hyun Square)
- Take local bus No. 1010, 31, 33, 62, 77, 87, 110-1, 129-1, 141, 5-1, 10, 20, 29, 43, 52, 57, 80, 86, 99, 103, 111, or 1002 and get off at Bujeon-dong
Take Metro Line No. 1 to Bujeon Station and leave by Exit No. 5 or 7.
Established: May 1, 2014
Samnak Ecological Park
Samnak Ecological Park is the largest of the four ecological parks located along the left bank of the Nakdong River between Eomgung-dong, Sasang-gu and Samnak-dong, Sasang-gu (Gangseo Nakdongdaegyo Bridge). The park is situated within a migratory bird sanctuary designated as Natural Monument 179 and features marshland, a site to feed migratory birds, a lawn square, wild flower beds, walking trails, bicycle paths, automobile camping site, water sports center, and outdoor exercise equipment.
- Address: 1231, Nakdong-daero, Sasang-gu, Busan
- Area: 7.04㎢
- Directions: Sasang Station (Metro line 2), Exit 3. Walk 15 minutes towards the riverside, or get off at Gwaebeop Renecite Station (Busan-Gimhae Light Rail Transit), exit 1. Access the park via the connecting bridge.
- Facilities: Samnak outdoor swimming pool, Gamjeon wildflower garden, Samnak marsh eco-park (June – October), bicycle rental, exercise equipment.
- Website: http://www.busan.go.kr/nakdong/samrakpark01 (Korean)
- Phone: (051)303-0048
Eulsukdo Ecological Park
Eulsukdo Park includes two parks – Eulsukdo Migratory Bird Park, located at the lower part of Eulsukdo Island and Eulsukdo Eco Park, located at the upper part of Eulsukdo Island.
You can watch a spectacular array of migratory birds in different types of marshes, including salt and freshwater marshes in the park during the winter migratory season.
- Address: 1240, Nakdongnam-ro, Saha-gu, Busan
- Directions: Take metro line 1 to Hadan station and get out at exit 3 → transfer to Bus nos. 58, 58-1, 58-2 → Get off at Eulsukdo Service Area bus stop.
- Facilities: Nakdong Estuary Eco-Center, Amisan Observatory at Nakdonggang Estuary, Eulsukdo Cultural Center, Wildlife Medical Center, sports park, bicycle rental stand and more.
- Website: http://www.busan.go.kr/nakdong/eulsukdo01 (Korean)
- Phone: (051)209-2031
Maekdo Ecological Park
Maekdo Ecological Park is a natural riverside park, located along the right bank of the Nakdong River between Myeongji-dong, Gangseo-gu and Daejeo 2-dong (Nakdongdaegyo Bridge). The park is a Migratory Bird Sanctuary designated as Natural Monument 179.
- Address: around 1200-28 bunji, Daejeo 1-dong, Gangseo-gu
- Area: 2.58㎢
- Directions: Take the village/neighborhood bus Gangseo 13 and get off at Maekdo Ecological Park bus stop then walk about 5 minutes toward the riverside.
- Facilities: outdoor exercise equipment, soccer field, baseball field, bicycle rental, observatory deck, aquatic botanical garden, lotus field, drinking fountain, bench, bicycle rack, outdoor table, restroom and more.
- Website: http://www.busan.go.kr/nakdong/macdopark01 (Korean)
- Phone: (051)941-9728
Daejeo Ecological Park
Daejeo Ecological Park is located along the right bank of Nakdonggang River between Gangseo Nakdongdaegyo Bridge and Gupo Nakdongganggyo Bridge. The park features wetlands, a waterway, grassland, Yuchae flowerbeds and various outdoor exercise equipment.
The Yuchae Flower Festival takes place every April in a 370,000㎡ area of Yuchae flowerbeds in the park. The park becomes one of the popular tourist attractions in Busan during the festival.
- Address: 2314-11 beonji Daejeo 1-dong, Gangseo-gu
- Area: 2.66㎢
- Directions: Take metro line 3 to Gangseo-gu Office Station and walk toward the Gupodaegyo bridge
- Facilities: Outdoor exercise equipment, bicycle rental, Yuchae flowerbeds, restroom and more.
- Website: http://www.busan.go.kr/nakdong/daejeopark01 (Korean)
- Phone: (051)971-6011
Hwamyeong Ecological Park
Hwamyeong Ecological Park is located along the left bank of the Nakdong River between Nakdonggangdaegyo No. 2 and Daedong Hwamyeongdaegyo Bridge. The park, close to Hwamyeong New Town, has various sports facilities, including a baseball field, soccer field, tennis court, basketball court and inline skating rink for nearby residents.
- Address: 1511-3, Geumgok-dong, Buk-gu
- Area: 7.74㎢
Outdoor swimming pool in the park:
Take metro line 2 to Sujeong Station. Walk about 10 minutes.
Playground and bicycle rental in the park:
Take metro line 2 to Hwamyeong Station. Walk about 10 minutes.
- Facilities: bicycle rental, outdoor exercise equipment, aquatic botanical garden, lotus field, outdoor swimming pool during the summer season, water sports center, walking trail, restroom and more.
- Website: http://www.busan.go.kr/nakdong/hwamyungpark01 (Korean)
- Phone: (051)364-4127
Children’s Park is an urban nature park located on a slope between Baegyangsan Mountain and Geumjeongsan Mountain, which is a great resting place for the family. The area is home to the former Seongjigok Reservoir and provides walking trails within a dense forest.
- Address: 295, Saessak-ro, Busanjin-gu, Busan
- Area: 4,947,290㎡
- Walking paths in the park are open 24 hours
- Free admission
- Directions: Metro Line 1 or 2 Seomyeon Station (Exit 5) → transfer to Bus nos. 63, 81, 83-1, 133, 54 → get off at Children’s Park bus stop
- Facilities: hills and hiking trails, gardens, a lake and streams, paid parking lot, sports equipment, Samjung ‘The Park’ Zoo (paid) and more.
- Website: http://bschildpark.bisco.or.kr
- Managed by: Busan Infrastructure Corporation
The park is located on a hillside called Yongdusan in Jung-gu and has Busan Tower on the top. The 120 meter high Busan Tower is a famous landmark in Busan and loved by tourists. Busan’s unique beauty below is able to be viewed from the observatory. This park has been praised by Busan’s citizen for a long time as a tranquil downtown rest area.
- Address: 37-55, Yongdusan-gil, Jung-gu, Busan
- Area: 70,812㎡
- Free admission
- Directions: Take Metro Line No. 1 to Jungang Station (Exit 5) and then walk about 5 minutes towards Yongdusan Park.
- Facilities: Busan Tower (Paid), Octagonal Pavilion, flower clock, the bell of the citizens, statue of Yi Sun-sin, duty free shop and more.
- Nearby attractions: Jagalchi Market, Gukje Market, Busan Museum of Movies and more.
- Website: http://www.busantower.net, http://yongdusanpark.bisco.or.kr/
- Management Institute: Busan Infrastructure Corporation