You would be forgiven for thinking at first that this park has nothing to offer in the way of an open space to play sports in. West Seoul Lake Park actually has a great open space. It is not a nice field. Quite the opposite. It is an un-manicured plot of dirt and gravel. Nonetheless, it has certain qualities about it that make it a perfect spot depending on what you are looking for.
When you visit West Seoul Lake Park, venture uphill as far as you can. If you follow the right paths, you'll find a seemingly abandoned soccer field. It's true, this field isn't in great shape, but its abandoned feel is what makes it so appealing.
Mainly dirt and gravel. Grass is encroaching around the edges because the area is not regularly manicured.
The field doubles as a soccer field. There are in fact soccer goals at either end facing each other. However, it is still a perfect place to play even if you're not playing soccer.
Check out the West Seoul Lake Park photo album to see more pictures of the area.
Where: Seoul-si, Yangcheon-gu, Shinweoul-dong
From Lines 2 & 5 - Kkachisan Station (까치산역):
-Go out exit 4. Take Bus 653 from the nearby bus stop. Ride the bus to West Seoul Lake Park stop. It will take approximately 10 minutes. Walk in the same direction as the traffic on your side of the street. Veer to the right along the first street you come to. West Seoul Lake Park will be on your right.
-Enter the park and continue to walk uphill. There is a small mountain with hiking trails at the back of the park. The open space is at the top of the mountain. Find a trail leading up the mountain and merely keep going up.
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Originally posted May 13, 2015
Updated December 11, 2015