Find a pleasant oasis along the water in this large, bustling city. Canoe, ride a bike, relax on the lawn or visit rabbits and deer.
Stroll along the peaceful promenade of Songdo Central Park and view sculptures and animals. Here pretty grassy spaces border a manmade waterway while skyscrapers tower nearby. Completed in 2009, the stylish city park has become a landmark of the large city of Incheon in South Korea’s northwestern region.
In 2001, Incheon began creating Songdo International Business District on mostly reclaimed land. The multi-functional space offers residents a pleasant and sustainable place for home, work, school and leisure. The 101-acre (41-hectare) park is an integral part of the overall design. Join residents and other visitors using this vast green space and exploring the cultural institutions surrounding the park.
One highlight of the park is the seawater canal symbolizing the rivers of Korea flowing to the West Sea. Cruise along the canal under your own power in a canoe with sun umbrellas or on a comfortable water-taxi or small cruise boat.
Gaze at and visit some of the futuristic buildings surrounding the park. Tri-Bowl, with the appearance of a bowl resting on water, has cultural event spaces. The Songdo G-Tower’s diagonal lines and atriums provide a stunning setting for the offices of IFEZ (Incheon Free Economic Zone) Authority. Visit the building’s 29th-floor Sky Garden for views across the city.
Cross the street from the park to Compact Smart City, which features a 5-D theater with a movie of the history of Incheon and a fascinating scale model of the city. Next to it is a helpful tourist information center. Rent a bike to travel around the park and bicycle-friendly Songdo on the 30-mile (50-kilometer) Bicycle Road that connects to Songdo Convensia, Michuhol Park and Sunrise Park.
Learn about the environmentally friendly approach used in creating the park. Wind turbines are used to manage the flow of water in the canal. Underground parking keeps some carbon emissions from polluting air. Solar power, seawater utilization and rainwater preservation are also incorporated into the innovative design.
Songdo Central Park lies southwest of the city center of Incheon. Visit for free at any time.