Note from Paul Black
I think it’s a great idea transforming that area into a City Park.
As I think most Korean living in Seoul are living in high rise conditions.
People need parks to relax properly I think.
Our back yard is our Park. Not huge but enough green space to feel free.
Tampa has a pretty good Parks Department. Our local City Park is called Friendship Park.
It has nice things for young children to have fun on. We have taken the young members of our families there often in the past.
Many different types of groups use the park for get togethers.
Our neighborhood association hold our annual picnic in this park. I was the Neighborhood Treasurer for 6 years in the past. I got to know a good number of our neighbors.
It is a Neighborhood Association, not a neighborhood such as a deeded community where fees are mandatory.
People were not required to donate any money to be a member. We only asked for $ 10.00 a year to be a good member. We had plenty of funds to operate normally.
Clara and I made a number of trips to the bank to deposit donations. After 6 years that got old.
We had a great President when I was the Treasurer.
I do wonder what will happen to the current USO building when all the troops are down at Camp Humphries?
If they keep the Old PX and the USO building in tact I will be happy
There are probably a number of building on the Yongsan Base that could be used in a City Park?
Please keep me informed about the progress of the new park for the citizens of Seoul.