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Neihu Secret Attraction: Jin-Rui Flood Management Park - A Perfect Leisure Spot

Don't know where to go on holidays? The Taipei City Hydraulic Engineering Office (HEO) recommends you the "Jin-Rui Flood Management Park" in Neihu. As Taipei's first "Odonata Theme Park," it is covered with tree shade, gorgeous scenery, and gentle footpaths. Besides different types of dragonflies, there are also butterflies everywhere in the park, making it an ideal spot for weekend travel and relaxation.

Jin-Rui Flood Management Park completed in 2015 is located at the end of Lane 348, Section 3, Neihu Road, Jin Rui Village. It is a detention basin built on a natural valley landform with embankments to buffer mountain torrents and debris flows, regulate and store floodwater, and reduce peak discharge. The mass of the detention basin is about 27,000m3. The nonstop inflow of water from nearby torrents nourishes and diversifies the local ecosystems. Besides fresh air, there is a lakeside trail in this park surrounded by mountains. Visitors can enjoy the mountain and pond views in the park at the embankment platform.

It is also Taipei's first "Odonata Theme Park." Through the periodic investigation and monitoring of animals and plants in the park, the park administration found that birds, butterflies, Odonata, and reptiles are the dominant species in the area, particular Odonata with over 61 recorded species, accounting for one third of all Odonata found so far across Taiwan. In addition, observant visitors must see the common moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) and shy, white-breasted waterhen (Amaurornis phoenicurus), as well as a range of aquatic plants endemic to Taiwan, such as the crested floating-heart (Nymphoides hydrophylla) and ‎yellow water lily (‎Nuphar shimadae), making the park a spot worthy of bird and plant watching and ecological education.

The "Jin-Rui Flood Management Park" has been awarded a number of awards, such as the "2015 Engineering Beautification and Environmental Landscape Award" from the Chinese Institute of Civil and Hydraulic Engineering, the "Special Award in Best Planning and Design" from the 2016 FIABCI-Taiwan Real Estate Excellence Awards, and the "Honorable Mention for Environmental Facility" from the 2021 8th Taiwan Landscape Awards.

The park also leads to other great leisure and outing attractions including Bishanyan Kaizhang Shengwang Temple and Jinmianshan Hiking Trail. Outdoor parking is available at the Yanping Temple about 200m away, i.e. about 5 minutes' walk to the park. Visitors can also take bus 222 and B27 from the Taipei Metro Neihu Station Exit 2, get off at the Jinlong Temple, and walk for about 500m to get there.