Daan Forest Park or “Da'an Park” is a public park situated near the centre of the Da'an District of Taipei, Taiwan. Created in 1994, it is often referred to as “the lungs of Taipei city” and intended to play a similar role to other major city parks.
Daan Forest Park resides in 26 hectares of lush vegetation which include sprouting bamboo, firs, palms, flowers and foliage, overseen by a statue of Buddha to its south. It is also home to an assortment of small animals such as squirrels, and an ecological park towards the park’s north-west corner which is made good use of by a variety of birds, turtles and fish. The Forest Park is very popular with both locals and visitors who come to enjoy the attractive pavilions, kiosk, strolling paths, dedicated running and jogging areas, skating rink and children’s playground. There is a small outdoor café in which to sit and relax. The Park is home to an attractive amphitheatre that stages a variety of concerts from local bands to classic symphonic recitals, particularly enjoyable at sunset when a mellow atmosphere is created.
The Daan Park Station of the Taipei Metro is situated adjacent to the northern end of the park, which is also within walking distance from Daan Station. There is a large underground parking area for those driving to the Park.
Daan Forest Park was successfully created in a huge clean-up operation in 1994, overseen by former mayor Huang Ta-chou. The housing area surrounding the Park has now become very desirable property.