Wet, wonderful city parks provide relief
Water fountains at Children's Grand Park are open July 20 through Aug. 19.
Ground fountains can be found at a number of locations throughout the city.
The most popular of these, the Sunset Fountain of Dream in Saha-gu (district), offers both day and night opportunities for people to take advantage of the hundreds of powerful jets of water that shoot out from the ground. Exciting water, light and music shows add even more entertainment in the evening.
A ground fountain at Songdo Beach Park, Seo-gu, runs at 11 a.m., 2, 5 and 7 p.m. daily except Tuesdays.
Songsanghyeon Square, located in Busanjin-gu, has a ground fountain that runs every two hours for 20 minutes, from noon until 8 p.m.
In addition to ground fountains, watery attractions are waiting at Busan Citizens Park in Beomjeon-dong (neighborhood) and Children's Grand Park in Choeup-dong, both in Busanjin-gu. More than 200 nozzles are installed in a section of Busan Citizens Park near the South Gate 3 entrance. Water shows here begin at 10:30 a.m. and run every one or two hours through 7:30 p.m. Children's Grand Park has a special water park from July 20 through Aug. 19.
Suyeong-gu also offers a water-filled attraction near Millak Waterside Park. The public can enjoy nearly a dozen water rides for free from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day except Mondays until Aug. 31.
Sasang Geunlin Park's water fountain runs every 30 minutes at 11 a.m., 1, 3 and 5 p.m. Children's favorites like air bounce pads, slides and more are also available.
Witgol Park, next to Jeonggwan Children's Library in Gijang-gun, offers a watery play area during the summer, as well, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, except on rainy days.
The Hwamyeong Ecological Park swimming pool opens July 14.
There are also swimming pools as well as water parks. Hwamyeong Ecological Park offers pool service on July 14 and 15, then daily from July 21 through Aug. 26. Pools are divided into different sections for adults, children and lazy rivers. Shade canopies and parasols are available for rent. Cost is 4,000 won for adults, 2 to 3,000 won for children.
Busan Harbor offers a swimming pool, as well. The outdoor parking lot of the International Passenger Terminal operates a sea hot springs swimming pool until Aug. 31. Its size is bigger than last year, and there are also kids air slides and playing facilities, as well as food trucks. Open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (until 9 p.m. on weekends). Cost is 5,000 won for adults, 3,000 for children.
Geumjeong-gu Spo 1 Park and water theme park are open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 1 through Aug. 31. Amenities include 25 meters of artificial rain, water cannons, waterfall, massage pool and more. Services cost 15,000 to 18,000 won for adults, 12,000 to 15,000 won for children.
For all directions, visit busan.go.kr/dynamic.