The Navy Club; Once a Welcome Port for Expats inside Yongsan Garrison closed its doors after a long four decade run in May 2015
The closure was due to the relocation of U.S. Naval Forces Korea headquarters to Busan in July2015 and the move by other naval personnel further south to Camp Humphreys.
The Navy Club restaurant was established in 1969 as Parker’s Place. In 1975, it became an official U.S. Navy Morale, Welfare and Recreation outlet and was rechristened with its current name.
The Navy Club was a favorite for units to hold luncheons and had a number of renovations during its lifespan, including its famed “jungle room.”
The MWR facility had been voted “Best in the Pacific” by Stars and Stripes readers for 16 straight years when it closed its doors in 2015.