Davao People’s Park

Dabawenyos are so delighted to have a brand new park right at heart of the city. Opened early this year, the local government project called “PEOPLE’S PARK” will be forever a legacy for Mayor Rodrigo Duterte. Transforming the old, dilapidated, and razed Palaruang Panlunsod, a venue for sports events and orchid shows, into a place of eden never fails to mesmerized the local residents and visitors alike.

The old track from the old sports complex was retained and that is what I like about the park, it is now a favorite place for the health buffs like me for an early morning jogging and exercise. Joggers can jog around the track amidst the greenery and the serene environment. Somehow it makes the morning physical fitness worthwhile and therapeutic.

Today, the park is jam pack with people from all walks of life and from all ages. People of different shapes and sizes or even colors (a handful of Caucasians) are seen strolling along the park. Wheel chairs are available for the disabled, people are hearing Filipino songs and most of all, the security at the entrance gate managed to keep riff raffs away from the park so people can enjoy their stroll without being bothered by beggars. It keeps people safe also.

I notice that there are buses parked just outside the gates on a daily basis. These buses come from different provinces. No wonder there are many people inside (see the photo above). Really, the park is like a breath of fresh air within the bustle of Davao City.






8 thoughts on “Davao People’s Park”

  1. this place is indeed pang world class! it should be promoted world wide and must be the land mark of davao to be posted in every city advertisement and commercial..it is indeed Mayor Duterte’s great legacy..

  2. isang place lang talaga ang nasayang ng sobra…yung arctica dome, though tainted with corruption na yon, sana gamitin pa rin kasi sayang,, wala namang kasong umuusad…sana let us be willful enough and hndi puro politika nalang…

  3. Nice but looks rather bare.How abaout planting those beautiful acacia trees? Those acacia trees will provide natural shade
    from the harsh summer heat. Besides, it would certainladd to
    its attraction as the premier park in Mindanao.

  4. this place is a great..the ambience is perfect. when inside, it won’t seem na its at the center na pala of a highly urbanized city.. it’s similar to the one in new york 🙂

  5. wow ganda ng peoples park…..dati magsaysay park palang naabutan koh now may bago ng park…….!!!wala naba ang magsaysay park ngaun…?????

    makapunta nga jan pag uwi sah peoples park……..i miss davao so much

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