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Seoul Grand Park was opened in 1984.

Seoul Grand Park was opened in 1984 as the zoo and amusement facilities of
Changgyeongwon Park were moved to Gwacheon-si, Gyeonggi-do as a part of the
restoration project of Changgyeonggung Palace in Seoul.

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Representative comprehensive theme park of Korea

Seoul Grand Park is composed of Seoul Zoo where wild animals live from all over the world Botanical Garden, where plants of various climate zones are gathered Theme Garden with a special story of nature and people and Healing Forest with relaxation and healing in nature. It also has Forest Bathing Park Campsite Baseball Park as a family-friendly lifestyle baseball theme park Seoul Land, which gives you lots of fun and enjoyment and the National Museum of Contemporary Art, where you can see the flow of the modern and contemporary arts at a glance. It is a representative comprehensive theme park of Korea loved by many.

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The park area is million 9.13㎡

urrently, the total park area is 9.13 million ㎡,
including 6.66 million ㎡ of the neighborhood park and 2.46 million ㎡
forest area in Cheonggyesan Mountain. On the other hand,
the animal and botanical garden in the neighborhood park is about 2.42 million ㎡.

Site area : 9,132,690㎡

  • Location : 102 Daegongwongwangjang-ro (Makgye-dong),
    Gwacheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
  • City Park (Neighborhood Park) : 6,670,000m²
  • Forest, etc : 2,462,000m²

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The birth of Seoul Grand Park

Korea's first zoo and botanical garden opened
on November 1, 1909 in Changgyeongwon.
Changgyeongwon was renamed by the Japanese government from “Changgyeonggung”, with its status downgraded from a palace to a park.
The Japanese who took control of the Korean peninsula in 1909 demolished gates such as Munjeongjeon to build a botanical garden and planted thousands of cherry trees to build a Japanese garden.
In 1931, imperial Japan broke the connection between Jongmyo Shrine and Changgyeonggung Palace to destroy the national spirit,
and even after liberation, Changgyeonggung could not be restored.
Since then, Changgyeonggung was designated as Historic Site No.123 in 1963.
At that time, there was no family park in Seoul,
so Changgyeongwon became popular as a place for flower and zoo outings.

By the end of the 1960s,
people were increasingly calling to relocate the zoo and botanical garden and restore Changgyeongwon into Changgyeonggung.
As three million visitors visited the palace every year, the damage to the palace became severe, and space for new animals became insufficient.
After that, on May 1, 1984, Seoul Grand Park was newly opened in a large space in nature, and until now, it is loved by many as a place to go out with families.

History
  • 2000’s
    • 2019.09.07

      Acquired "the AZA accreditation (international standard)” for the first time in Asia

    • 2019.08.01

      Seoul Grand Park Baseball Park opened

    • 2016.08.02

      Botanical Garden designated
      as the Competent National Authorities of Forest Genetic Resources(CNAFGR)
      by Korea Forest Service

    • 2015.07.01

      Opened Seoul Grand Park
      Healing Forest.

    • 2015.06.10

      Botanical Garden of
      Seoul Grand Park was
      designated as a public
      arboretum.

    • 2009.05.01

      Seoul Grand Park Zoo
      was renamed to Seoul Zoo.

    • 2000.10.01

      Opened Information Land
      in the Information
      Culture Center of Korea.

    • 2000.09.01

      Opened Rose Garden and Children's Zoo on September 1, 2000.

  • 1990’s
    • 1994. 07. 09

      Opened the forest
      bath site.

    • 1994. 03. 21

      Changed from the
      urban nature park to the
      neighborhood park.

    • 1992. 12. 01

      Opened the animal
      and plant specimen
      exhibition hall.

    • 1991. 07. 12

      Started the
      operation of
      lift cars.

    • 1988. 05. 11

      Opened
      Seoul Land.

    • 1986. 11. 23

      Opened the youth
      training center.

    • 1986. 08. 25

      Opened National
      Museum of Contemporary
      Art.

    • 1985. 07. 05

      Opened Bokdori
      Recreational Area.

    • 1985. 05. 01

      Open the
      botanical garden.

    • 1984. 05. 01

      Open the
      zoo.

  • 1980’s
    • 1978. 10. 30

      Groundbreaking