If you are looking for a place to play sports and live in or near Gangnam, you are in luck. Maroo Park is a small park, but it packs a Mike Tyson-like punch when it comes to sports facilities. Actually, the park's small size is actually a strength of the park. It flies under most people's radars, so the park does not get overcrowded.
The Scouting Report
Whether you are looking for a place to play badminton, basketball, futsal, tennis, or merely go for a walk, Maroo Park has something for you.
Maroo Park is directly connected to a smaller park, Daejin Park, and is connected by a nice little bridge. Daejin Park has a few pleasant walking trails. The trails aren't long. They're not going to keep you walking for more than an hour, but they are something.
There is also a measured walking track that goes around the perimeter of the park. It is well lit at night. No matter when you visit the park, it is a good time place to stretch your legs and get the blood flowing.
Take a look at the picture. Then disregard any negative images the wetness may put into your mind. The courts are dry most of the time. The basketball courts are in fact a great place to play basketball in Gangnam.
There are two futsal fields that are side by side. They are frequently used.
You may need to make reservations to get on and actually play. If you can find a time when they aren't occupied, enjoy!
Love tennis? Tennis, love? Love-love? There are 3 side-by-side-by-side tennis courts with artificial grass surfaces. The courts and nets are in good condition. Even though the courts are free to use, reservations are accepted and encouraged.
Check out the Maroo Park photo album to see more pictures of the area.
How To Get There
Where: Seoul-si, Gangnam-gu, Ilweon-2-dong
From Line 3 - Daecheong Station (대청역):
-Leave through exit 2. Turn left and walk for 200 meters. Look for a small path that leads into the park on your left.
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Originally posted June 1, 2015
Updated December 17, 2015