The Spreepark, its past, present and future, shape the programming of the Spreepark Art Space. The landscape functions as a reference point and a place of action at the same time. Art creates new impulses: inscribing itself into the entire structure of the park through the works permanently installed throughout the park, temporary exhibitions and projects. Art reflects and conveys the developments within the park.
Opened in 1969 as "The Plänterwald Culture Park", Spreepark was the only fixed amusement park in the GDR. In addition to fairground attractions, there were regular dance events, concerts and children's entertainment. After the reunification, the park was maintained, modernised and extended by several new attractions. After the new operators had to declare insolvency in 2001, the park was closed and nature began reclaiming the area.
The first section of the Spreepark surrounding the Ferris wheel will open in the fall of 2024, followed by the remaining areas in 2025 and 2026.