This small park is located just behind the Sinebrychoff buildings where a brewery operated from 1819 to 1992. The Sinebrychoff family had bought the area and made a park out of the part they didn’t need for their facilities. Sinebrychoff is still one of the biggest breweries in Finland, today belonging to the Carslberg group, and manufacturing and brewing has moved away from this central location.
The park is popular for picnic and leisure during the summer, but since a huge part of the area is basically a hill, it is also good for easy going winter activities. Usually at least once a year we take some sledges, short small skis or toboggans and pack hot chocolate and sandwiches in a backpack and head out. A park like this is good for fun since it is easy to come and go. The city is close so one can also do shopping or go to a restaurant. For example the cafe Fanny and Sinebrychoff Art Museum are located just downhill.
This spot is a popular for recreation throughout the year, but a day called “laskiainen”, Shrove Tuesday, brings a lot of people with their sledges and slides to the small hills of Helsinki. This year laskiainen is officially on the 4th of March. Around that time usually students have the funniest DIY’s for the downhill action and often small pop-up-kiosks appear serving coffee, hot juice, shrove buns and sausages.
Sinebrychoff park | Relaxing
08:00 – 20:00 daily