Last Sunday, I stumbled upon a children’s playground right beside the marker of RIZAL PARK. It has dinosaurs! I never seen this park before. So I checked it out and paid P10.00 entrance fee. It was cool. A lot of children are playing inside. I checked the marker to know more about this project. The marker at the newly-renovated Children’s Playground in Rizal Park reads:
“The makeover of Rizal Park Children Playground is motivated by our aspiration to give the best to the Filipino children. The Department of Tourism and the National Parks Development committee commend one and all to make our children a priority. Together we can assure them of their rights to benefit from play and grow in surroundings of love and joy at the Rizal Park.
We thank all the volunteer students from the Association of Visual communicators of the University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts that painted the dinosaurs and other animal murals, the Arts Association of the Philippines, all volunteers, sponsors and everyone that made this project achievable.
Done on December 1, 2010 Manila, Philippines
Juliet Horfilla Villegas
Alberto Aldaba Lim
Secretary, Department of Tourism”
That’s the reason why the park is new to my eyes – it was just inaugurated last year and I haven’t been to Rizal Park for the past 4-5 years.
I do hope that they could maintain the park. That’s where our problem is, in the maintenance. I hope the “ningas-kugon” attitude of most Filipinos would not let this park be just another park – neglected and lacks maintenance.
Enjoy the pictures!