West Seoul Lake Park
서 서울 호수 공원
Are you looking for a place to play soccer in Seoul? While there are several soccer fields in Seoul, it is sometimes hard to find a soccer field you can actually play on. That's where West Seoul Lake Park comes into play. Hidden away at the top of the small mountain in the park, there is a derelict athletic field that almost guarantees you field time.
Granted, playing here will not give you the same thrill as playing on a nicely manicured grass lawn; however, there are certain other charms that the place provides.
-Dirt. A little gravel. Mainly dirt. Grass is encroaching from the sides.
-It should be no problem getting field time here.
-There is a lot of shade nearby.
-The park is actually quite scenic.
-It is not anywhere close to a subway station.
-Even once you get to the park, it is still a bit of a trek up to the soccer field.
-The surface is not great. It's a bonafide sandlot.
If you don't have the numbers to play a game with goalies, there are miniature goals on site. These allow for a still competitive game without using a goalie.
Check out the West Seoul Lake Park photo album to see more pictures of the area.
How To Get There
Where: Seoul-si, Yangcheon-gu, Shinweoul-dong
Nearest subway station:
-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.
-Once you get to the park, walk uphill. Keep walking uphill. Start hiking uphill. The athletic field is at the top of the mountain in the back of the park.
Posted May 15, 2015