Moerenuma Park was planned as the main northern park in the“Kanjo Dream”Greenbelt Project, which aims to construct parks and greenbelts in central Sapporo.
The basic design of the park was drafted in 1988 by Isamu Noguchi, a famous sculptor known for his designs of parks and gardens. Moerenuma Park is designed as if the park itself were a single sculpture. It opened in July 2005.
Sakura-no-Mori（Cherry Forest）is installed with more than 120 pieces of playground equipment. Moere Beach is a water park. Play Mountain is an overlook. There are tennis courts and an athletic ground.
- Moerenumakoen 1-1, Higashi-ku, Sapporo
- Year-round; facilities within the park are closed during New Year’s holiday
- 7:00～22:00（no admission from 1 hour before closing）
- Per hour：1,200 yen for the athletic field, 1,200 yen for the baseball ground, 640 yen for the tenis court; all other sports facilities are free.
Bicycle rental fee（2hr.）: 200 yen for a regular bicycle, 300 yen for other bicycles.
- From the Kanjo-dori higashi Subway Sta.（Toho Line）, take the“Higashi 69”or“Higashi 79”Chuo Bus（bound for Nakanuma shogakko-dori）to the Moerekoen higashiguchi bus stop, and walk 10 min.
From Aso Subway Sta.（Namboku Line）, take the “Asa 26”Chuo Bus to the Moerekoen higashiguchi bus stop, and walk 10 min. Note: This bus operates on Sat., Sun, and nat’l holidays from Apr. 24 to Oct. 24.
From Kita sanjuo-jo Subway Sta.（Namboku Line）or Shindo higashi Subway Sta.（Toho Line）,take the“Higashi 76”Chuo Bus to the Moerekoen nishiguchi bus stop.
From Kanjo-dori higashi Subway Sta.（Toho Line）, take the “Higashi 61” to the Moerekoen nishiguchi bus stop.
- 1500 cars（100 Winter）Hours 7:00 to 22:00（gate admission until 21:00）
- 011-790-1231（Maintenance Office of Moerenuma Park）
|Moere Beach||A 2,500-m2 water park for infants and elementary schoolers, surrounded by a lawn||Free||Open：June. 1～Sep. 20
|Sea Fountain||The fountain design is based on that of the fountain in Bayfront Park, Miami, which inspired Noguchi. It’s designed as a “sculpture of water.” The water shoots 25 m in height. It expresses the birth of life and the universe and enlivens the park.||Free||Operating period: late April to mid-October Running time：Late April-May
18:30～45 13:15～55 10:30～45 16:00～15
Mon June – August
13:15～55 10:30～45 16:00～15 19:15～55
Mid-September – 10
13:15～55 10:30～45 16:00～15 18:30～45
4-5 night lighting of the moon Sat/Sun/Holidays only
Strong wind, rain may fall through.
|Glass pyramid “Hidamari”||The centerpiece of the park, the pyramid includes a stairwell atrium, a French restaurant and a shop that sells goods that commemorate Isamu Noguchi.||Free A fee is required to use the atrium and the exhibition room here.||Hours：4/29～5/31 9:00 to 21:00 weekdays and 9:00 to 19:00
Saturday and holiday
6/1～9/30 9:00 to 21:00
10/1～11/3 Weekdays 9:00 to 19:00 Sat 9:00 to 21:00 Holidays：Weekdays 9:00 to 17:00 9:00 to 21:00 Saturday, Sunday and holiday 11/4～4/28
Closed：Monday 4/29～11/31（May 06, 2010, open on August 2 extra）
11/4～4/28 Monday, 12/29～1/3
※ However, if Monday is a holiday the next day, closed on holidays or later than the date of