Recently, I spent the day in Tangeumdae Park--one of the biggest parks in Chungju.
Biking to the park took only five minutes, but I had to defeat the steepest drive in the city to enter the park. The first feature of the park, is an array of modern art sculptures. My favorite of these was a lovely figure of a woman set back in the trees. The statue honors a group of women who threw themselves in the path of their enemy in order to save their village. I can't tell you which enemy or battle, since the country has too many to keep track of, but I gathered that the women "allowed" themselves to be raped by their enemy thereby giving the villagers extra time to escape. Where the men were, I can't say, but I hope they were not cowardly enough to run for their lives while the women suffered. However, knowing the degree of respect women have historically received from Korean men, I wouldn't rule out this scenario.
Other interesting features of Tangeumdae include a two-story gazebo, a small outdoor amphitheatre, and bathrooms with Turkish toilets. Sorry, no pics of these!