Danggogae Park has a top-notch rock climbing wall, adequate badminton courts, and access to an underrated mountain (Suraksan). However, its basketball courts and hoops have been neglected and overlooked for some reason. They have quite a bit of wear and tear. Their only saving grace is the chain mesh that hangs from the rims. Straight up 'thug-life'!
If you are looking for a place to play basketball in northeast Seoul, there are probably better places than the courts at Danggogae Park. However, if you don't care much for the quality of the courts and merely want a place to shoot around and have fun, then go right ahead and enjoy the park's courts.
Green asphalt that is slowly becoming white. A lot of the boundary markings have withered away. Players don't know if they're following NCAA, NBA, KBL or FIBA regulations.
Some of the nearby rock climbers bring their tents and mats and cook up their own post-climb meals. There are also plenty of restaurant options close to the park. If you're in the mood for some drinks, Nowon Station has a lively nightlife around it.
Check out the Danggogae Park photo album to see more pictures of the area.
Where: Seoul-si, Nowon-gu, Sanggye-dong
From Line 4 - Danggogae Station (당고개역):
-Walk out of exit 3. Walk straight for 80 meters and the park will be on your right. The basketball courts are right in front of the rock climbing wall.
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Originally posted May 14, 2015
Updated January 10, 2016