Yeongdeungpo Park (Hanja: 永登浦公園) is a park located at 275 Singil Avenue/Singillo, Yeongdeungpo-dong 582-3 beonji, Seoul Yeongdeungpo-gu. The park was originally a plant of OB Beer Inc. for over 60 years. The plant was relocated to Icheon City, Gyeonggi Province in 1997 and the Seoul Metropolitan Government reconstructed the location as a park and opened it on July 22, 1998.
The pure-copper dipping caldron used at the plant when making beer is remained at the park as a landmark, which is the central space of the park along with the circle plaza. At the beginning, the factory chimney was to be remained as a landmark at the center of the circle plaza but it was changed to a zelkova, a symbolic tree of Yeongdeungpo-gu Office because of safety reasons. The surrounding area has been developed as administrative district of Seoul in a district unit. At the decorative flower bed adjacent to the circle plaza is constructed with a long acupressure pavement.
Yeongdeungpo Park boasts an eclectic variety of people: retirees, middle-aged adults, middle-aged children, middle-aged babies, singles, couples, families, etc. You name the Korean demographic and it will be represented there. It should be known that included in this range of people making their presence known at the park are many of Seoul's homeless.
Compared to many other major cities of the world, Seoul does not have much visible destitution, but that does not mean it doesn't exist. Although it is quite evident in this area, that shouldn't dissuade you from spending time at the park. It is a lovely place that provides a chance for you to meet people from all walks of life.