The Korea Herald


Pet-friendly parks in Seoul

By 임정요

Published : April 21, 2016 - 17:18

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Seoul city will open the third no-leash play zone for dogs, at Boramae Park in Sindaebang-dong, Dongjak-gu, from Saturday.

Other such zones also exist at Children’s Grand Park in Gangjin-gu and Seoul World Cup Stadium in Mapo-gu.

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The new Boramae Park playground will be 1,300 square meters and equipped with drinking fountains, dog toilets and dog exercise and entertainment facilities.

To prevent conflicts between dogs of varying sizes, the space has been divided according to their builds.

Only dogs registered with the city with an identification chip or necklace will be allowed to enter under the company of a walker who is at least 13 years old.

The opening hours of the zone are from Tuesday to Sunday between 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. During the summer from May to August, hours will be extended to 9 p.m.

For safety, the zone will close during the winter from December to February.

Those who come to the opening ceremony on Saturday will receive a free on-scene medical checkup for their pet.

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