The site was originally used as a landfill for industrial waste within Izumi City. Once the landfills reached their full capacity, the local residents wanted to revitalize the area into a space of relaxation with nature. In 1979, the Izumi Recycle Environment Park was born. The park was built and maintained with recycling in mind; buildings, facilities, and equipment were constructed utilizing recycled materials. Shipping containers were also repurposed into buildings. Park benches were originally built from recycled plastic bottles and trays, and are continually repaired instead of replaced.
Since the development of the park, there has been a rapid revitalization of local wildlife and insects in the area. With limited space in Izumi City, a multipurpose athletics ground was also built on-site. Various teams for sports like soccer and baseball use this athletics ground to practice and schoolchildren from kindergarten onward also use the space for sporting events.