Central Park – Kaohsiung

Central Park (中央公園) is a park in Cianjin District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The park is an oasis of greenery in the midst of a heavily built-up urban area.

Central Park formally came into being in 1976. At one point, the park featured a library, basketball courts, tennis courts, a parking lot, the District swimming pool, and Sun Yat-sen Arena. The park was adopted by the Rotary Club and thus also became known as Rotary Park.

In the 1990s, most of the built-up areas were removed and replaced with grassy or wooded parkland. This was the result of the efforts of environmentalist groups, and dovetailed with the construction of the MRT Red Line.

The park is accessible from Central Park Station of Kaohsiung MRT. The main exit of the station is located at the east edge of the park.

Video Source: CENTRAL PARK R9 中央公園 from Jenzzy Lin on Youtube ⁄ CC BY

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