10 Best Pyeongtaek Parks

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Who loves being outdoors? Pack some sunscreen and snacks and head outside to play. Pyeongtaek-si parks make summer especially fun and your weekends complete. The parks remain open year-round but get used the most in the warm months.

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About Parks in Korea

At the time of this blog’s inception, summer “park season” is upon us! Soon we will all be flocking to the plentiful beautiful parks around Pyeongtaek to enjoy the warm weather in these beautiful outdoor spaces.

In South Korea, we LOVE to get outside whenever we can and enjoy every possible park. Therefore, expect many people in the parks if the weather and air feel perfect.

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Parks and Possible Culture Shock

In every country, people and cultures experience parks differently. Such differences mean that the first time you visit a public park in South Korea things may feel different and uncomfortable since it feels different from home. Such discomfort might include such experiences as large crowds, difficulty locating parking, not understanding signs, or wondering what facilities are open to the public.

In South Korea, parks are places for people to gather and enjoy time together. Public parks in South Korea are often free and might include such things as walking trails, workout equipment, Instagram spots, napping platforms, basketball courts, badminton courts, water features, and more.

Medium and large public and private parks tend to have parking lots with free or affordable parking. However, such lots may not have enough parking for everyone. Therefore, leave time in your schedule for locating parking.

About Parks in Pyeongtaek

Pyeongtaek has both public and private parks. Some have entrance fees, some have parking lot fees, and some have no fees. Each park may have slightly different rules for pets, camping, or what hours you can be there. If you need help learning about a park’s rules ahead of time you can call 1330, the tourist information line in Korea, and see if they can help you with the information. Usually, they can.

Tips for enjoying the parks in Pyeongtaek

Spoiler alert, most of the tips relate to dealing with the sun and heat.

Tip 1: Read the rules. Each park will post a sign with its rules. You can use the “photo” feature in the Papago or Google Translate apps to translate the signs if the icons confuse you.

Tip 2: Use an umbrella for shade and to avoid the sun. We all do it. Umbrellas are a lifesaver in the summer heat and can make walks more enjoyable. It can be uncomfortable to hang out outside without your own shade source.

Tip 3: Use all the sunscreen. Don’t play yourself. The sun is brutal and you need all the sunblock you can rub on your body. Carry extra with you just in case.

Tip 4: Feel free to take a rest. Loitering is allowed. Usually, nobody will judge you for taking a nap in the park or sitting around with your friends doing nothing. We all love to waste our days laughing and chilling with friends in the outdoor spaces. It’s always possible to experience grumpy people but it’s not the standard unless you are egregiously breaking park rules.

Tip 5: Find the trails with trees. The tree-filled parks are the best. They help keep you cool and protect you from the sun.

10 of the Best Parks in Pyeongtaek

Buraksan Park

Buraksan Park4.3

000-000-0000

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Hangul Address

경기 평택시 이충동 276-5

Huge park with hiking, water features, skating, basketball.

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Godeok Skate Park

Godeok Skate Park5

000-000-0000

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Hangul Address

경기도 평택시 고덕동 2388

A small and rideable skate park. Ok, this is actually a big park complex with basketball court courts and playgrounds as well.

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Deokdongsan Park

Deokdongsan Park0

000-000-0000

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Hangul Address

경기도 평택시 비전동 802

A large park located in Bijeon-dong. Restrooms on site.

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Sosabeol Reservoir Park

Sosabeol Reservoir Park0

000-000-0000

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Hangul Address

경기 평택시 죽백6로 20

Also known as Baedari Park, this beautiful manmade pond with a bird sanctuary and tons of walking paths.

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Naeri-munhwa Park

Naeri-munhwa Park4.9

031-618-8446

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Hangul Address

경기 평택시 팽성읍 내리길 64-23

Whether youre looking for a playground, a jogging spot with beautiful scenery, a picnic beside the river, or a camping spot, this large park offers many possibilities. Included picture of the map for more details.

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Pyeongtaek Lake Recreation Area

Pyeongtaek Lake Recreation Area5

000-000-0000

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Hangul Address

경기 평택시 현덕면 권관리 315-2

This is a wonderful place to spend outside with the family. Plenty of space for kids to run and play. Every year locals go here early in the morning to celebrate the New Year. In summer, you can water ski, rent paddle boats, kite board, take sailing classes, watch drive-in movies, visit the art museum, visit cafes, each sashimi, and more.

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Mosanjeosuji Park

Mosanjeosuji Park5

Hangul Address

경기도 평택시 동삭동 386-3

Beautiful park with a nice walkway that follows around a picturesque pond. Plenty of places to relax. FYI: The parking situation is not great. No large parking lots. Just a narrow side street.

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Sopung Park And Camping

Sopung Park And Camping0

031-663-5453

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Hangul Address

경기도 평택시 고덕면 궁리 494-1

A stunning park with an attached camping area. There is a wood working shop and small animal exhibit.

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Pyeongtaek Agro-Ecological Park

Pyeongtaek Agro-Ecological Park4.3

031-8024-4566

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Hangul Address

경기 평택시 오성면 청오로 33-34

Nice open air area to walk around and let the kids play. Moderate size playground. Has enclosed bunny area with all sizes that you can feed veggies to from outside the fence. Lots of walking paths, stroller friendly. Sign at gate states no dogs. Has visitor center, closes at 1700. Park is closed on Mondays as far as I can tell by signs. Covid-19 measures in place, masks at all times. Large open grass area to set up day tents so you can bring picnics and non motorized scooters for the kids.

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Jinwi Chun Outdoor Activities

Jinwi Chun Outdoor Activities0

031-665-6231

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Hangul Address

경기 평택시 진위면 진위서로 264-15

A large facility that includes an amusement park and swimming pool, open July 9 - August 28 from 10:00 - 17:00. Located near Osan City (past Osan Air Base) Park open but activities closed during a pandemic.

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If you found this blog useful be sure to review the parks you visit in the South of Seoul app available for Android or iPhone.

Should You Go to a Pyeongtaek Park Today?

You will enjoy the parks the most if you go either on a day with good air quality or your preferred weather. However, you can also enjoy the parks if you go prepared for incidental weather and the current air conditions. Here is what is happening currently in Pyeongtaek so that you can determine what is right for you right now.

Current Air Quality in Pyeongtaek

Air quality and weather change throughout the day. However, having an idea of what the air quality is right now can help make decisions easier. You can download the Air Matters App for your phone to keep current on changing air quality conditions throughout the day. You can even set up alerts.

Godeok, Pyeongtaek Air Quality

Bijeondong, Pyeongtaek Air Quality

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