Even though Cheonho Park is a small park, do not make the mistake of underestimating it. This park in southwest Seoul makes the most of what it does have. While you probably wouldn't want to make a trip from other parts of Seoul specifically for the reason of visiting Cheonho Park, if you happen to be in the area, it is quite a pleasant spot to see.
The Scouting Report
As mentioned above, Cheonho Park is small. But like they say, "Dynamite comes in small packages." And just like dynamite, the explosiveness of Cheonho Park isn't fully realized until it's too late. Don't forsake this little bitty park. Give it a chance. Enjoy the sucka.
The two basketball courts in Cheonho park are in great shape. They are both "full" courts, but one is a little shorter than the other.
Although the games are uber competitive, they are a decent spot in which to find pick-up games.
Gardens and Water
Although the park isn't big, it is surprisingly scenic. A musical fountain complete with dancing water puts on a show at regular intervals throughout the day. Also, there are a few paths that loop around the park.
The park's scenery is truly rather nice and provides a nice reprieve from the din of Seoul.
A stage in the middle of the park is a popular gathering spot for the park's visitors. It is also home to various festivals that are held throughout the year.
Things to Do
- Walking Trails
Cheonho Park is surrounded on all sides by big-city living. All you have to do is cross the street to find a convenience store or restaurant of some kind.
How To Get There
Where: Seoul-si, Gangdong-gu, Cheonho-dong
From Line 8 - Amsa Station (암사역):
-Walk out of exit 2. Go straight for 500 meters. Cheonho Park will be on your left.
From Lines 5 and 8 - Cheonho Station (천호역):
-Walk out of exit 3. Go straight for 500 meters. Cheonho Park will be on your right.
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Originally posted May 17, 2015
Updated December 14, 2015