After reading Friday's article, "Kids to 'occupy' Fun Zone," I must say, it's great to see young people get involved in their community and we welcome Courtney Brown and her friends to our open house this weekend. After reading their comments, their enthusiasm is inspiring, and honestly, it appears we are all on the same page:
Let's put the fun back in the Fun Zone!
The whole objective for the Newport Harbor Nautical Museum renovation is to be more relevant and more inspiring, and to relate better to a new generation. We are not doing that very well with our current facility. We need an innovative new center to achieve what Courtney, her friends and indeed the community is demanding — entertainment, education and a welcoming, fun place to socialize.
Which brings me to another point. Where exactly is the Fun Zone? Some of the people we have heard from are under the mistaken impression that the Newport Harbor Nautical Museum will be replacing or somehow demolishing the area people have come to regard as the Fun Zone.