Last Updated on June 19, 2023
Hello there, Seoulites! As summer rolls in, it’s time to get our splash on! Our much-loved local hotspots, the Han River (Hangang) Outdoor Pools and Splash Zones, are opening their gates to turn up the summer fun. Not just for the dedicated swimmers, but also for those seeking fun water sports and activities to do at Han River. Whether you’re chasing the adrenaline rush of a deep dive, looking to engage in some playful water games, or just fancy lazing around poolside soaking up the sun, we’ve got you covered! So grab your swimsuits, slather on that sunscreen, and let’s jump into a summer of fun and frolic. Welcome to our guide to the Han River’s Outdoor Pools and Splash Zones – your ultimate destination for an unforgettable Seoul Summer. Time to make some waves!
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Opening Dates, Hours, and Prices
- The Han River (Hangang) Outdoor Pools and Splash Zones are open from the 23rd of June to the 20th of August.
- Operating hours for all facilities are daily from 9 AM to 6 PM.
- Entrance fees for the outdoor pools are as follows:
- Children: KRW 3,000
- Teenagers: KRW 4,000
- Adults: KRW 5,000
- Entrance fees for the splash zones are as follows:
- Children: KRW 1,000
- Teenagers: KRW 2,000
- Adults: KRW 3,000
- Admission is free for children under six years of age.
- Please note that swimming caps are mandatory for everyone entering the pool areas.
Pools and Splash Zones in Han River (Hangang)
Map for the Han River Outdoor Pools and Splash Zones
Located at 112, Jayang-dong in Gwangjin-gu district of Seoul, the Ttukseom Pool provides an exciting variety of water facilities. The pool is segmented into 4 different areas: a lazy river, an adult pool, a children’s pool, and a toddler pool. The park is adorned with a 4m-high aqua ring, a sunbathing area, and unique water fountain features like a water curtain, play fountain, play cascade, and wall fountain. The pool can accommodate up to 3,500 people.
To reach Ttukseom Pool, take a 5-minute walk from exit 2 or 3 of Ttukseom Resort Station on Subway Line 7. If you’re driving, park at Ttukseom Hangang Park’s third parking lot and walk for 7 minutes.
The Yeouido Pool, situated at 82-9, Yeouido-dong in Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, is a thrilling hub for water enthusiasts. The pool, which can accommodate 3,600 people, offers an array of facilities including an aqua ring, an air bounce, a slide, and a large whirlpool, besides the teenager/adult pool, a children’s pool, a toddler pool, and a splash pool.
To get to the Yeouido Pool, walk for 15 minutes from exit 1 of the National Assembly Station on Subway Line 9. For drivers, park at Yeouido Hangang Park’s third parking lot and walk for 7 minutes.
Nestled at 351-1, Cheonho-dong in Gangdong-gu, Seoul, Gwangnaru Pool offers a family-friendly environment. The pool is designed specifically for families, couples, and friends, with a capacity of 1,200 people. The pool areas consist of a children’s pool and a teenager pool, along with a delightful mushroom fountain feature.
To reach Gwangnaru Pool, walk for 20 minutes from exit 3 of Amsa Station on Subway Line 8 or take a 25-minute walk from exit 2 of Cheonho Station on Subway Line 5. For drivers, park at the second parking lot of Gwangnaru Hangang Park and walk for 5 minutes.
The Jamwon Pool, located in Seocho-gu, Seoul, offers separate pools for different age groups: an adult pool with 1.5m depth, a teenager pool with 1.2m depth, and a children’s pool with 0.5m depth. The pool also has various play equipment such as an air bounce, slides, and a whirlpool, promising a fun-filled day for everyone.
To reach Jamwon Pool, walk for 20 minutes from exit 4 of Jamwon Station on Subway Line 3. If you prefer to drive, park at the sixth parking lot of Jamwon Hangang Park and walk for 4 minutes.
Nanji Splash Zone
Located at 482-182, Sangam-dong in Mapo-gu, Seoul, the Nanji Splash Zone is an excellent spot for those who want to enjoy the beauty of the Han River while splashing around. The splash zone features an infinity pool that offers stunning views of the Han River. A large fountain also adds a charming touch to the atmosphere.
To get to the Nanji Splash Zone, take bus 9707 to the Nanji Hangang Park stop and then walk for 10 minutes. From World Cup Stadium Station (Subway Line 6), exit 1, it’s about a 30-40 minute walk. Drivers can park at the second parking lot of Nanji Hangang Park and walk for 10 minutes.
Yanghwa Splash Zone
Situated at 1-4, Yanghwa-dong in Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, the Yanghwa Splash Zone provides a natural water space linked with an eco-park. The pool is 0.8m deep, making it perfectly safe and suitable for children to play and swim in. The eco-park nearby offers a serene and scenic view, allowing families to enjoy a well-rounded outdoor experience.
To reach the Yanghwa Splash Zone, take a 20-minute walk from exit 2 of Seonyudo Station on Subway Line 9. If you’re driving, park at Yanghwa Hangang Park’s third to fifth parking lots and walk for about 3 minutes.
Tips for Visitors to the Han River Outdoor Pools and Splash Zone
- Public Transport is Your Friend: The surrounding roads and parking lots can get congested. We highly recommend using public transportation to reach our pools and splash zones.
- Check the Weather Forecast: Operations might be temporarily halted during heavy rainfall due to possible flooding. In case of a downpour, please check our announcements or call us for updates.
- Listen to the Lifeguards: When the 15-minute break begins, please follow the lifeguard’s instructions and move out of the pool.
- Proper Swimwear is a Must: Visitors must enter the pool in proper swimwear and swimming caps.
- Swimming Equipment Not Allowed: Please note that the use of rubber tubes and swimming equipment (flippers, snorkels, etc.) is prohibited.
- Supervision for Children is Mandatory: Children and infants can’t enter without a guardian. For groups of children, there should be at least one guardian for every four children.
- Stay with Your Children: Guardians must accompany their children and infants in the pool at all times.
- Pool Restrictions Based on Age: The teenager pool is not accessible for infants and children below 12 years. The adult pool is off-limits for infants, children, and teenagers below 18 years.
- Food and Beverage Policies: You can bring food into the pool and splash zones, but alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited.
- No Swimming Under Influence: Do not enter the pool after drinking alcohol.
- Umbrella Policy: Only one parasol is provided free of charge per group of four people.
Remember, these tips are not just suggestions, but essential rules to ensure everyone’s safety and enjoyment. So let’s abide by them and have a fantastic summer at the Han River Outdoor Pools and Splash Zones!
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