Fudekeng Environmental Restoration Park is one of the best parks in Taipei City. The park is built on top of a used landfill, and many parts of the park are made out of recycled materials. There are also solar panels in this park. The best parts about this park though is the large green spaces, lack of people, and amazing views of Shenkeng and Wenshan Districts. Other popular activities here are sledding down grass hills, flying remote control airplanes and drones, kite flying, and dog walking.
The landfill at Fudekeng was created in 1980 to relieve capacity at Neihu's garbage mountain (also now a park). It was filled in and discontinued use in 1994, and was replaced by the Shanzhuku landfill which is still in use. In 2004, it officially was transformed into Fudekeng Environmental Restoration Park. In 2017, many solar panels were installed at the park.
How to get there:
By car/scooter: From central Taipei, take highway 106 to Shenkeng and head up Muzha Road Section 5 Lane 43 up the mountain to the eco park. There is plenty of parking inside the park. It never gets full.
By bus: From Taipei Zoo MRT Station, take bus S12 Extend Zoo to Fudekeng Environmental Protection Repopulation Park bus stop.
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I have been to Fudekeng Park about 50 times. It is near my home and I visit there most weekends. It is attractive to me because of the lack of people there and the fact there is no restrictions on flying drones here. I come here to practice flying my drone a lot.
Check out our drone video above for an overview of the area.
Or check out the 360 degree spherical panorama above.
Or check out another 360 panorama above. Yes I come here a lot.
This place used to be a landfill, and there are still a lot of garbage trucks that park here.
There are also great views of downtown Shenkeng from the lower part of the park.
There are also steep grassy hills below the park that are meant for sledding or ice blocking, or even skiing or snowboarding. It is one of the few places specifically designed for this on this snow ridden island.
Also you are find there is a grassy area specifically designated for flying remote control model airplanes. You will always find a group of old men flying their airplanes. As a drone flyer, I try to avoid this area.
RC airplane doing a backflip.
View of the Maokong Gondola from the park.
Cattle Egret, a bird you can often spot at the park.
Fudekeng Eco Park is one of the nicest parks in Taipei City, unless you are trying to sit on a bench here and realize that someone's nose is poking into your back. There are quite a few native aboriginal themed statues here that I find kind of strange.
Check out more photos of the area in the photo gallery above.
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