Constructed in 2015 on the former site of the National Center for Disease Control and Prevention in the northwest district of Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul Innovation Park represents part of Seoul Mayor Park Won-Soon’s vision of citizens shaping social innovation and being on the forefront of city policymaking. It functions like a public forum, where citizens from all walks of life can share their ideas on how to tackle social problems such as employment, inequality, and generational conflict, and put them in to practice. It’s home to various government-backed support groups, including Seoul Social Economic Center, Seoul Youth Hub, Seoul Community Support Center, the Seoul Senior Support Center, and more than 270 nonprofit organizations, NPO, social enterprises, social ventures, and co-operatives in 32 buildings.
Seoul Innovation Park hosts numerous facilities, such as meeting rooms, classrooms, exhibitions spaces, and a lab that boasts a 3D Printer, Laser Processing Machine, CNC as well as lathes, milling machines and welding machines, all of which are open to the public and available for use with a reservation and payment of a small fee. It also functions as a cultural space, with numerous events, such as performances, lectures, public discussions, and flea markets, held throughout the year. There is ample green space, with formerly disused tennis courts being converted into greenhouses, and plenty of fun activities and space for children to enjoy. The rooftops of the buildings in the park are also open to the public and used for various events and activities, providing wonderful views of Bukhansan.
684 Tongil-ro, Nokbeon-dong, Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul, South Korea 684
Take Lines 3 or 6 to Bulgwang Station and go out Exit 2. -> Walk straight about 200 meters. Seoul Innovation Park will be on your left.