The first traditional Korean garden breaks federal land | Federal Road Glass

The first traditional Korean garden in Washington state will begin to take shape in federal form.

The groundbreaking ceremony for the upcoming Hanover Korean Garden was held by Mike Park, chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Korean Road School between the Federal American Korea Association, federal road officials and several regional partners. Former Mayor of Federal Road.

Park In 2000, he became the state’s first Korean-American mayor and served in the Federal Highway City Council for 16 years in various urban and cultural organizational roles.

On the 550 SW campus drive, the garden will be located between Lake Panther Lake and Weaver’s King County Water Center. Park “Hanori” means “we are one” in Korean.

“It’s easily accessible to citizens. I think it’s a good place,” he said.

Efforts to build a Korean garden on Federal Way began seven years ago, but financial resources are safe. Currently, the 13,000-square-foot Hanowori Garden is partially funded by a grant from the Seattle Port.

“It requires a lot of resources and a lot of coordination,” Park said.

The Honor Garden will be a mix of traditional Korean and modern design elements, which is expected to be completed by 2023 or 2024. It will also be a symbol of unity between Federal Road and Donghai, South Korea’s sister city.

Site plans include pagoda, open courtyard, traditional Korean tent and flower beds. There will also be seasonal gardens, stone water, jangdockda and calming stones.

At the event on August 28, 38 local youth from the Federal Way Korea Parents Association were appointed to guard the Hanover Park, and to protect and manage the area upon completion.

“This is the moment I saw it,” Park said. He quotes Yoko Onon and John Lennon – the only dream you have is a dream. Your dream come true.

“I think this is a perfect reflection of the Hanoi Garden,” said Park.

A courtesy photo of Hanoor’s garden concept.

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