- Start year: 2012
- Type: Education/Awareness Raising
- Status: In operation
In the past, the park has main functions of landscape, recreation, and conservation. However, in the view of earthquakes in Kobe, Japan, and 921 earthquakes in Taiwan which caused damage and homeless people in recent years, the functions of parks of disaster prevention and asylum are more and more important. New Taipei City is the densely populated metropolitan areas, but there is no open area as disaster buffer area when the serious disaster occurs. Therefore, New Taipei City started to build Disaster Prevention Park from the beginning of 2012. Xinzhuang Sports Park has very good conditions of large area of 22 hectares with vast open space, perfect indoor space, and functionality of device. New Taipei City defines the Xinzhuang Sports Park as Disaster Prevention Park and actively strengthens its disaster prevention capacity and basic refuge space facilities. The capacity of Xinzhuang Disaster Prevention Park asylum is up to 14,365 people now.
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New Taipei City organized a shelter open and drill practice on 21st September 2012, the National Disaster Prevention Day. It is expected that all unites are familiar with reaction and sheltering, and citizens understand the purpose of disaster prevention park setting. After opening the Xinzhuang Disaster Prevention Park, it can enhance the urban disaster prevention space in order to effectively strengthen the effective refuge. It provides an urban disaster prevention park with diversification functions of landscape, ecology, recreation, disaster prevention and evacuation.
The city government not only sets Xinzhuang Sports Park as the first demonstration, but also plans to set Disaster Prevention Parks in other 9 populous areas before the end of 2014. Ultimately, the Disaster Prevention Parks are planned to be set in each administrative district.
- Early Warning Systems and Disaster management