Ujangsan Mountain is located in the center of Gangseo District. It is a mountain park within the city that remains in harmony with forests, art spaces and sports facilities. The name Ujang originates from the ritual for rain held by the governor of Yangcheon to overcome periods of drought. The ritual used to be ceremonially held three times. When the third ritual was held, people prepared their raincoats as they believed the rain would come on that day, and this is why the mountain is called Ujang (raincoat).
There are two peaks in the park: the one where Seoul Information Polytechnic College is located used to be called Wondangsan Mountain, and the other next to the Saemaeul Leader Tower was known as Geomdusan Mountain (a.k.a. Geomdeok, Geomji or Geomdung). Now they are both known as Ujangsan Mountain.A nature class is held at Ujangsan Mountain every second Saturday of the month, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., July to December. Participants can walk along various walking courses, while listening to stories about the forest plants, insects and animals from forest experts, and enjoying being at one with nature.
Establishment: Dec. 30, 1887
Park area: 359,435.2㎡
Main plants: oak, false acacia, nut pine, pine, bassia
Main facilities: Gangseo Community Center, Seoul Information Polytechnic College, playground
(artificial turf ground, jogging track), tennis court, trim course, Street of Sculptures, outdoor stage, archery center ※ 2km-long elastic rubber paved trail in Ujang Neighborhood Park