World Cup Park was built in Sangam-dong and Seongsan-dong of Mapo-gu, Seoul in commemoration of the 2002 FIFA World Cup. The park was built near and on the abandoned site of former Nanjido Landfill near the Hangang River, and the park is made up of the five parks: Pyeonghwa Park, Haneul Park, Noeul Park, Nanjicheon Park, and Nanji Hangang Park.
Of the five parks, Haneul Park and Noeul Park are favorites of the public for their photogenic spots. Haneul Park sits on Nanjido Landfill 2 that is 98 meters above sea level, and the park has helped stabilize Nanjido’s ecosystem as it became home to more than 30,000 butterflies. Wind turbines that supply electricity for streetlights in the park were also installed in Haneul Park to help preserve the environment. In addition to the wind turbines, the park is popular for its reeds and silver grass.
Noeul Park was built on Nanjido Landfill 1, and although a 9-hole golf course was first built on the site, it was then closed down and turned into a park. The park is spacious, and visitors can ride the Maengkkongi Tram around the park, which is especially popular with children!
Here are photos of Haneul Park and Noeul Park that attract visitors of all ages!
Haneul Park: 95, Haneulgongwon-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Noeul Park: 108-2, Haneulgongwon-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul