Riverside parks across Taipei open graffiti walls

(Courtesy of KIDZ JAM/Taipei Hydraulic Engineering Office Facebook)

TAIPEI (The China Post) — The graffiti walls in seven of Taipei’s riverside parks are open to all artists who bring their paint and creative minds, the Taipei Hydraulic Engineering Office (HEO, 北市水利處) said on Monday.  

There are seven large graffiti walls in the riverside parks around the city: Yingfeng and Guanshan Riverside Parks in Songshan District, Meiti Riverside Park in Zhongshan District, Chengmei Left Bank Riverside Park in Nangang District, Xizhou and Jingmei Riverside Parks in Wenshan District, and Chengmei Right Bank in Neihu District.  

The HEO will repaint the graffiti walls in April, August and December every year and then open them to the public for creation. Eachgraffiti on the wall can be kept for up to 4 months.  

HEO also stressed that the graffiti with inappropriate language, graphics and political language will be removed immediately.  

Also, the graffiti wall under the Zhongshan Bridge has been closed due to its proximity to the former site of the historic Zhongshan Bridge.  

People who create graffiti other than these seven places would be subject to a fine between NT$1,200 (US$42.84) and NT$6,000 (US$214), authorities said.