Gyeonggi Province opens “Pyeongwha Nuri Park Adventure Playground” in Imjingak on October 21
Createdd 2020-10-20 Hit 14
○ Pyeonghwa Nuri Adventure Playground in Imjingak to open for family visitors
○ Small-but-fun play facility created with a public budget of KRW 400 million
○ Development of a tourism resource accessible by anyone for the forging of good family memories
○ Facility features story of a journey to “Pyeonghwa Nuri Castle”
○ Playground divided into sections by recommended ages
○ 1st grade eco-friendly wood used for facilities; certification as a safe playground for children
The Pyeonghwa Nuri Adventure Playground, where children can run around amidst cosmos flowers in fully bloom, will soon be open to the public. The Gyeonggi Provincial Government and the Gyeonggi Tourism Organization (GTO) announced on October 21 that the Pyeongwha Nuri Adventure Playground for children will open in Imjingak, Paju City.
The Gyeonggi Provincial Government explained that the facility was created to satisfy the needs of families who visit the Pyeonghwa Nuri Park and public camping site. The site is not simply a rest area, but a tourism resource that everyone can experience and enjoy.
The 3,000-square-meter Pyeonghwa Nuri Playground was created with a total budget of KRW 400 million, including KRW 200 million drawn from government funds. Unlike conventional playgrounds that tend to be unvarying, the Pyeonghwa Nuri Playground added a concept of children and their parents becoming explorers going on a journey to “Pyeonghwa Nuri Castle” to experience more challenges and feel a sense of achievement.
From the starting point, visitors can select different routes – titled “Curiosity”, “Adventure” and “Nuri” – to get to Pyeonghwa Nuri Castle. The routes are divided by difficulty level: Curiosity with low obstacles for toddlers; Adventure for children who seek challenges such as walking on a rope; and Nuri, which all family members can enjoy by indulging in water gun battles and more. The staged playground is geared to encourage children’s physical activity for the development of creativity and emotional development.
The installed playground equipment is made of 1st grade, eco-friendly wood, which is harmless to the human body, and the ground is comprised of natural grass. Fall prevention devices and rubber floors have been installed to prevent injuries to facility users. It also complies with related safety regulations and has acquired safety certification from a pertinent organization.
Also, in response to COVID-19, a disinfection manager has been designated to sterilize all play facilities every day while also making sure that all visitors wear masks and practice social distancing.
The playground will be managed by GTO, the general manager of the Pyeonghwa Nuri Park in Imjingak. It is expected to become a new tourist attraction in the northern region of Gyeonggi Province, together with the night tour content that is being established nearby in Supul Nuri.
Tourism Division Director Choi Yong-hun (Gyeonggi Provincial Government) said, “It is true Imjingak needed more children’s facilities considering the visitors who usually come with family members. We hope this Pyeonghwa Nuri Adventure Playground will foster happy memories among more parents and children who visit Imjingak.”