Songdo Central Park [송도센트럴공원]

So I Married An Anti-Fan (2021); Sisyphus: The Myth (2021); SF8 (2020); Angel's Last MIssion: Love (2019); Are You Human (2018); Suits (2018); Hwayugi (2017-18); Lookout (2017); Goblin (2016-17); Who Are You: School 2015 (2015); That Winter The Wind Blows (2013); Dating Agency: Cyrano (2013)

Who-joon (Choi Tae-Joon) drives along this park on Central-ro (approx. at the height of #194) late at night on his motorbike to let off some steam in episode 1 of So I Married An Anti-Fan (그래서 나는 안티팬과 결혼했다) (Naver TV, 2021).

Kang Seo-hae (Park Shin-hye) walks through this park in episode 5 of Sisyphus: The Myth (시지프스: the myth) (JTBC, 2021) and is close to being disgusted by the happiness of people and she thinks to themselves how they can be so happy if their end is near?

This park (Tri-Bowl side) is briefly featured in ‘Love Virtually / Augmented Bean Pod’ (증강 콩깍지), episode 7 of SF8 (에스 에프 에잇) (MBC, 2020).

The Strolling Garden Bridge [스트롤링가든브릿지] in this park sits on Lee Yeon-seo (Shin Hye-sun) way to the Fantasia Concert Hall in Angel’s Last Mission: Love/Dan, Only Love (단, 하나의 사랑) (KBS2, 2019). She comes here with Kim Dan (Kim Myung-soo/L of Infinite) to practice walking in episode 6 and is back here in episode 7 crossing this bridge alone and with a lot of will power.

The Tri-Bowl side of the park can be clearly seen in the car/bike chase between Nam Shin III (Seo Kang-joon) and Seo Jong-gil’s agent (Choi Byung-mo) as they cross a bridge in episode 19 of Are You Human?/Are You Human Too (너도 인간이니?) (KBS2, 2018).

Kang Ha-yeon (Jin Hee-kyung) meets up in this park with her ex-husband, whom she defends in a trial in episode 6 of Suits (슈츠) (KBS2, 2018).

General Frost (Sung Hyuk) runs an Emack And Bolio’s (에맥앤볼리오스) ice-cream truck at this park — just behind the Tri-Bowl Cultural Center — in Hwayuki/A Korean Odyssey (화유기) (tvN, 2017-18). Son Oh-gong (Lee Seung-Gi) comes here regularly (nearly in every episode) to eat ice cream, and this is also where PK’s (Lee Hong-Ki) fans wait faithfully for him here, as this is his hang-out. At the end of episode 2, Jin Sun-mi (Oh Yeon-seo) comes here to attract black devils so that she can call out Oh-gong’s name and free him from his Joseon village prison.

Kim Eun-joong (Kim Tae-hoon) calls police officer Lee Soon-ae (Kim Sun-young) from here in episode 7 of Lookout (파수꾼) (MBC, 2017) because he has important information on a case.

Ko Eun-byeol (Kim So-hyun), Han Yi-an (Nam Joo-hyuk) and Gong Tae-kwang (Yook Sung-jae) regularly frequent this park in Who Are You: School 2015 (후아유-학교 2015) (KBS2, 2015).

Oh Soo (Lee Jae-woo), Oh Young’s (Song Hye-kyo) elder brother, meets up here with gambler Oh Soo (Zo In-sung) and his associate Park Jin-sung (Kim Bum) and tells them that his father is CEO of PL Company in episode 1 of That Winter, The Wind Blows (그 겨울, 바람이 분다) (SBS, 2013), but nobody takes him seriously until he dies in a car accident.

Also seen episode 16 of Goblin/Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (쓸쓸하고 찬란하神 – 도깨비) (tvN, 2016-17); Dating Agency: Cyrano (연애조작단: 시라노) (tvN, 2013).

Movie Filmed Here

Love Guide for Dumpees/A Dramatic Night (극적인 하룻밤) (2015)

VARIETY SHOW FILMED HERE

Episode 3 of YouTube series Delivery Ground [배달그라운드] (Dalla Studio, 2020-21) was filmed here, with host Lee Myeong-hoon attempting to find a place to order the best fried chicken in town.

This park appears as the Song triplets Dae-han, Min-guk and Man-se’s neighborhood in The Return of Superman (슈퍼맨이 돌아왔다) (KBS2, 2013–present).

TVC filmed here

Feel the Rhythm of KOREA: INCHEON (2021) for ‘Imagine your Korea’ by the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO)

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Songdo Central Park [송도센트럴공원/송도센트럴파크], opened in August 2009, is a public park located in Incheon’s Songdo International Business District [Songdo IBD] (송도) in the Yeonsu District [Yeonsu-gu/연수구], inspired by New York City’s Central Park.

The Tri-Bowl Cultural Center [트라이볼] is situated at the one end of the park and it is framed by the NEAT Tower [동북아무역타워] on the other.

In 2019, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism –announced through the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO)– selected Songdo Central Park as one of the ‘100 Must-Visit Spots in Korea’ for 2019-2020. In 2021, it was again selected to figure among the Top 100 Must-Visit locations for the years 2021-22.

Please note: The LED rose garden seen in Hwayuki does not exist in reality. It was created specially for the show.

Address
24-5 Songdo-dong, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon, South Korea
인천광역시 연수구 송도동 24-5
Geolocation: 37.392206, 126.639165
Geolocation of Angel’s Last Mission scene/Strolling Garden Bridge [스트롤링가든브릿지]: 37.390999, 126.641320
Geolocation of Hwayuki scene: 37.394881, 126.635631
Geolocation of Suits scene: 37.394321, 126.638734

Getting here
Central Park Station [센트럴파크역], Incheon Subway Line 1, Exit 3

— submitted by Marion KDL
The Return of Superman added by Chelle
SF8, Delivery Ground added by Mich KDL

4 reviews

  1. 스트롤링가든브릿지

    The actual English name of this bridge is “Strolling Garden Bridge”. The Hanguel is in Konglish – Korean phonetic spelling for English words.
    The original name on Arup’s site (Songdo Central Park project designer) was Mountain Strolling Garden Bridge.

    1. Hi sarahms, Many thanks for the correction; it is adapted now!

  2. The Bridge in Angel’s Last Mission: Love was called Seuteurolling Garden Bridge ( 스트롤링가든브릿지)

    1. Hi Thom! Thank you for this precious precision; I’ve added it …

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