Secretary: Jan Dirk van Scheyen
Jan Dirk is a journalist and lives with his family in the Paauwenburgweg just steps away from the parc. According to him the nature area is inseparable from the Paauwenburg neighbourhood. So many inhabitants use it on a daily basis through walking, jogging, taking out the dog for a stroll or just simply by sitting on a parc bench enjoying the surroundings.
The VanWoelderenpark is the only real city parc in Flushing and for his reason only we should be frugal with it. On top of that it forms a lovely link between the town and the beach.
Jan Dirk became a committee member of the VanWoelderenpark foundation to chip in with its objectives: to protect this unique little piece of Flushing form large-scale residential recreation. Such developments would be the deathblow for this pristine oasis in our town.
Of course, in the future one has to think about giving the parc a substance but the preservation of tranquillity and nature should always have the upper hand according to Jan Dirk.