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Photo instructions for arriving in Lapinlahti
How to get to Lapinlahden Lähde?
You can also arrive by car. There are limited parking spaces in front of the main building and we hope that these will be reserved mainly for the use of people with reduced mobility. Otherwise, we recommend that motorists use the parking garage of the Ruoholahti shopping centre, which is about a 5-minute walk from the Source. There are also parking spaces on the road between the Hietaniemi cemetery and the Helsinki Orthodox cemetery.
Lapinlahti Lähde is located about a ten-minute walk from Ruoholahti metro station – you can also watch our volunteer-made guide video showing the route from Ruoholahti metro station to Lapinlahti. You can also get there by tram and bus. Find your way around in the Route Guide.
Lapinlahden Lähde works hard to ensure that the premises are accessible and that clear instructions are provided. Wheelchair users can consult the accessibility guide, which provides guidance on crossing thresholds and gives the best tips on how to get to Lapinlahti. Currently, the first floor of the main building, which houses the café, the Mental Museum, art exhibition spaces and the disabled toilet, is the most accessible.
The Lapinlahti area strives to be as accessible as possible, but the historic setting is not perfect in all respects. When you arrive, ask for help – the people of Lapland are happy to help! You can also call +358406494188 or +358406494189
Responsibility – The spirit of Lapinlahti
Good treatment of staff is reflected in a working environment where everyone feels comfortable. The “Lapinlahti spirit” prevailed already in the hospital days, creating a good working and visiting atmosphere, and this harmonious spirit still prevails. Lapinlahti’s atmosphere of peace feeds inspiration and generates new ideas and inspiring togetherness. In a diverse community, it is safe to express opinions and different views are heard and valued.
Preserving Lapinlahti’s unique centre and the whole area is about protecting the valuable cultural heritage of Helsinki and Finland as a whole.
Responsibility for the environment – The Park thanks you
Lapinlahti’s memorable hospital park is a living example of a magnificent, diverse urban park where numerous species of animals and plants live in peace and harmony with people. Even the sturdy trees, more than 150 years old and planted by patients when the hospital was founded, are humming their secrets. Important rarities in the area include the endangered axe bats, the chalk squirrel, scarlet macaws, the lagoons of the Seurasaari Island and the cove’s hawthorn bed.
Lapinlahti Park etiquette
When you visit Lapinlahti park, remember that animals have their home in the park. You can show your hospitality and respect by following the rules below:
Keep your dog on a leash. Dog parks are located nearby.
Open fires are prohibited. Fire erodes rocks and poses a fire risk.
Endangered plants grow in Lapinlahti, and many insects depend on them. Watch your step specially in the areas of Alvila and the hill in Front of the main building where the flag pole is located.
Please don’t make new trails by trampling wild plants.
Picnics are allowed, but take your rubbish with you and use the toilets indoors.
Lapinlahti has its own Sustainable Development Programme based on the development needs identified in the Sustainability Impact Assessment. Many improvements have already been made in areas such as in-house recycling, energy and material conservation and the circular economy.
The promotion of sustainability is particularly fun at the joint Cleaning Day, where employees, trainees, tenants and volunteers clean selected areas together.