Anyone can reach this park easily by subway Line 6 (7 minutes from Eungam Station) or on foot along Bulgwang Stream (around 30 minutes from Eungam Station).
In Haneul Park and Noeul Park and, we can hear croaks of 'Maengkongi (narrow-mouth frog)’ in June. The croaks are almost forgotten in downtown because there are no wetlands. They appeared in the World Cup Park in 2000 and they were selected as flagship species of World Cup Park in 2006 by Seoul City. The name of 'Maengkongi’ comes from the croaks, namely, it is said that one croaks ‘maeng’ and then other croaks ‘kong’ thus we may hear ‘maengkong’. They hibernate form Sep to Mar under the earth and then wake up for a while but sleep again. They croak for mating in Jun, a rainy season.
1. Pyeonghwa (Peace) Park
'Peace', the theme of the park, symbolize mutual coexistence and symbiosis, namely, coexistence between nature and human, harmonization among hostile people in the world, harmonization between a large space and neighboring residents, and so on.
There is Unicef Plaza, an open plaza commemorating the 2002 FIFA World Cup and symbolizing harmony and peace of the world.
Remarkable water purification plants such as bulrush, sweetflag, water lily, lotus, etc. were planted on the Nanji Pond. The water comes from Han River and thus fish are accompanied. The purified water flows to the Nanjicheon.
In the opposite side of the plaza, there are lots of trees that Seoul citizens planted. Recently Seoul Garden Festival is being held in this area. Professional artists made the garden symbolizing the past and the future of Seoul. Especially Garden of Song Library, which implies a garden gathering songs of various singers such as a library having various books, were made by fans of singers such as EXO Chanyeol and Kai, Boyfriend Minwoo, A-Pink Son Na Eun, ect.
The energy source of the park is natural energy, namely, 5 wind power generators and methane gas that is collected as the waste materials discompose. On the way to the top, landfill transportation gsa pipe lines are seen.
The World Cup Stadium was built for 2002 FIFA World Cup. At that time, Korea was heated by the World Cup games and good performance of Korean team in the 4th place let Koreans be crazy in or outside of stadium. People of over 100,000 cheered the games for the World Cup on street with wearing T-shirts that spell "the Reds". At the moment, big market and movie theater (CGV) are being operated besides stadium.