Yeouido Park

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"I'm not a role model... Just because I dunk a basketball doesn't mean I should raise your kids."
- Charles Barkley -


Yeouido Park
Basketball

Yeouido Park
Basketball

Information current as of July 08, 2016


Yeouido Park is a popular park in the middle of a popular island in the middle of popular Seoul. All in all, that makes the basketball courts in the middle of the park a popular place to play.

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The Scouting Report

Where should you go to play basketball if you want to cut out all the frills and just play the game? The answer is Yeouido Park. It has several "courts" in the Culture Square section of the park. However, most of these courts are actually not courts. There are no boundaries, no lines, or any other markings that would represent a basketball court. There are only goals facing each other with pavement in between. Even so, Yeouido Park is a very popular place for basketball. Very competitive pick-up games can be found on most weekends during the summer.

There is one actual court in a corner of the square. This court has pavement that won't scuff up your ball and proper lines and markings on the court.

Surface

Streetball-style. Without the goals facing each other, you wouldn't even know basketball was played here. The surface is asphalt pavement like that you'd find on a street. There are no boundaries or lines of any kind.

Pros

  • The competition here is great.
  • There are always games to be found, particularly in the afternoon on weekends.
  • If you want to show off your stuff and impress the spectators, there are always onlookers nearby.

Cons

  • There are no markings on the "courts".
  • Since the courts are in the middle of a rather large slab of concrete, it can get pretty hot during the summer.

Extra Info

A convenience store is next to nearby Yeouido Park Gate 6. It's an excellent place to grab a drink.



Sports and Recreation Nearby

  • Bicycle Paths
  • Open Space
  • Walking/Running Paths

Photo Gallery

Check out the Yeouido Park photo album to see more pictures of the area.

How To Get There

Where: Seoul-si, Yeoungdeungpo-gu, Yeoui-dong

Map of Yeouido Park

Yeouido Park map

From Lines 5 and 9 - Yeouido Station (여의도역):

  • Walk out of exit 2 or 3.
  • Go straight for about 200 meters.
  • Enter Yeouido Park through Gate 1.
  • The basketball courts will be directly in front of you.
  • Don't turn the ball over.

From Line 9 - National Assembly (국회의사당역):

  • Walk out of exit 3 or 4.
  • Go straight for about 250 meters.
  • Enter Yeouido Park through Gate 6.
  • The basketball courts will be directly in front of you.
  • Feel free to turn the ball over.

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