August 17, 2017

Six Leisure Parks in Quezon City You Can Visit to Relax and Unwind

These parks offer a green oasis in the middle of a highly urbanized city.
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It’s no secret that Quezon City (QC) is one of the biggest, busiest, and most crowded cities in the country. You can find everything from high-end malls, to top schools, growing business hubs, and food havens. Although it’s slowly becoming a concrete jungle, Quezon City is still home to the best parks and recreational spots in the country which boast of trees, fresh air, and fun activities.

In need of a quick breather away from the city? Check out our itinerary of the best leisure parks in QC that you can visit any time of the day.


La Mesa Watershed Reservation


4332 Quezon City Dr., Novaliches, Quezon City


Quezon City parks

Visitors can be fit and be one with nature at La Mesa Watershed Reservation. (Image: Anna Esguerra)


First on our itinerary is La Mesa Watershed Reservation, one of the biggest parks in the city comprised of La Mesa Dam and Reservoir and La Mesa Eco Park. The government rehabilitated the watershed, and in 2003, the Eco Park was opened. For a minimal fee starting at PhP20, people can enter the park and enjoy various activities.

Inside the 33-ha. park, one can have a picnic, go swimming, fishing, and horseback riding, or camp overnight. Fitness buffs can stay in shape at the Petron Fitness and Mountain Bike Trail, featuring 17 exercise stations and a 1.2-km. mountain bike trail.


UP Sunken Garden


Roxas Ave., Diliman, Quezon City


Quezon City parks

Sunken Garden is the perfect place for your random walks to your weekly runs. (Image: Amy Casabar)


Next on our itinerary is UP Sunken Garden inside the University of the Philippines, in Diliman, Quezon City. The Gen. Antonio Luna Parade Grounds or Sunken Garden to locals, is fondly called as such because of its basin-like shape which is believed to sink every year or so.

Sunken Garden has been a quick escape for QC locals. People can grab street food from nearby food stalls or buy barbecue from Mang Larry. Early-morning or late-night runners can also jog and circle the whole oval of Sunken Garden during the weekends along with other health buffs.


Balara Filters Park


Katipunan Ext., Matandang Balara, Quezon City


Quezon City parks

Visitors can witness the old-world beauty of Balara Filters Park. (Image: Super Xyeanne)


Near U.P. Diliman is Balara Filters Park, a 150-acre park that is part of the Balara Filters Plant Complex. It is one of the water treatment facilities coming from La Mesa Dam. The park was a favorite recreational park of Manileños, but was closed and abandoned during the years of former President Marcos.

After rehabilitation by the local government, the park reopened in 2003. Some of the favorite spots of locals in the park are the Balara swimming pool, picnic grove, and windmill. For avid photographers, beautiful landmarks include the abandoned Anonas Amphitheater, Lion Head, and the Workers’ Monument.


Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center


Elliptical Rd., Diliman, Quezon City


Quezon City parks

Who knew there’s a lake at the heart of Quezon City? (Image: Kristine Balmes)


Amidst the busy Elliptical Road lies Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center. The 56-acre park is home to wild animals that are rescued, confiscated, donated, sick, or abandoned. Through the years, the park has been a favorite spot and bonding venue for families and friends.

For a small fee of PhP5 for children and PhP8 for adults, one can see wild animals like reptiles, birds, and monkeys. The park also has covered areas and pavilions which can be rented for special events. In recent years, Wildlife has become a favorite spot for photo shoots, from debutantes to couples.


Quezon Memorial Circle


R-7, Diliman, Quezon City


Quezon City parks

Run, rest, and learn at Quezon Memorial Circle. (Image: Akira Honra)


One of the most famous parks on our list is Quezon Memorial Circle. This huge and busy leisure spot is alive from morning until night thanks to Zumba lovers and joggers. Visitors also enjoy family-friendly activities and the lush greenery inside Circle, as locals call it.

New attractions added to the park include Circle of Fun, an amusement park called; Quezon City Experience or QCX, an interactive museum; and a renovated dancing fountain which lights up at night. Circle is also home to the Hardin ng Mga Bulaklak (Garden of Flowers), and other gardens with tropical plants, cacti, and succulents.


Bernardo Park


Epifanio de los Santos Ave., Quezon City


Quezon City parks

There’s more to Bernardo Park than meets the eye. (Image: @gabrielle26.ga)


The last one on our itinerary is Bernardo Park located along EDSA Ave., near Kamuning, Quezon City. Named after former Quezon City Mayor Ponciano Bernardo, Bernardo Park is the first public park opened in the city. Recently, the local government rehabilitated the park to make it a fun leisure area for locals.

The park may seem small, but it has plenty of facilities to boast of. It has its own basketball court, swimming pool, children’s playground, and mini-park, to name a few. A few kilometers away is the QC Library and Information Center, Cubao Branch.


Ready for some quality time with Mother Nature? Tell us in the comments section which of these parks you will visit first!


Click the links to see the exact addresses and contact numbers of featured establishments.


Prices may change without prior notice.

Patricia Marie Prado

Patricia came from the field of business and accounting but is now pursuing her dreams of being a writer. She is a self-confessed introvert and is passionate about reading, travelling, writing, movies, coffee and God. When she's not writing, she loves discovering new coffee shops/cafe and doing TV-series marathons.

Disclaimer: All articles in the Consumers Magazine of ShoppersGuide.com.ph (SG) are for general information and entertainment purposes only. Although careful research has been made in writing them, SG does not make any warranty about the completeness and accuracy of all information presented in our articles. Our content is not intended to be used in place of legal, medical, or any professional advice.

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August 17, 2017

Six Leisure Parks in Quezon City You Can Visit to Relax and Unwind

These parks offer a green oasis in the middle of a highly urbanized city.

It’s no secret that Quezon City (QC) is one of the biggest, busiest, and most crowded cities in the country. You can find everything from high-end malls, to top schools, growing business hubs, and food havens. Although it’s slowly becoming a concrete jungle, Quezon City is still home to the best parks and recreational spots in the country which boast of trees, fresh air, and fun activities.

In need of a quick breather away from the city? Check out our itinerary of the best leisure parks in QC that you can visit any time of the day.


La Mesa Watershed Reservation


4332 Quezon City Dr., Novaliches, Quezon City


Quezon City parks

Visitors can be fit and be one with nature at La Mesa Watershed Reservation. (Image: Anna Esguerra)


First on our itinerary is La Mesa Watershed Reservation, one of the biggest parks in the city comprised of La Mesa Dam and Reservoir and La Mesa Eco Park. The government rehabilitated the watershed, and in 2003, the Eco Park was opened. For a minimal fee starting at PhP20, people can enter the park and enjoy various activities.

Inside the 33-ha. park, one can have a picnic, go swimming, fishing, and horseback riding, or camp overnight. Fitness buffs can stay in shape at the Petron Fitness and Mountain Bike Trail, featuring 17 exercise stations and a 1.2-km. mountain bike trail.


UP Sunken Garden


Roxas Ave., Diliman, Quezon City


Quezon City parks

Sunken Garden is the perfect place for your random walks to your weekly runs. (Image: Amy Casabar)


Next on our itinerary is UP Sunken Garden inside the University of the Philippines, in Diliman, Quezon City. The Gen. Antonio Luna Parade Grounds or Sunken Garden to locals, is fondly called as such because of its basin-like shape which is believed to sink every year or so.

Sunken Garden has been a quick escape for QC locals. People can grab street food from nearby food stalls or buy barbecue from Mang Larry. Early-morning or late-night runners can also jog and circle the whole oval of Sunken Garden during the weekends along with other health buffs.


Balara Filters Park


Katipunan Ext., Matandang Balara, Quezon City


Quezon City parks

Visitors can witness the old-world beauty of Balara Filters Park. (Image: Super Xyeanne)


Near U.P. Diliman is Balara Filters Park, a 150-acre park that is part of the Balara Filters Plant Complex. It is one of the water treatment facilities coming from La Mesa Dam. The park was a favorite recreational park of Manileños, but was closed and abandoned during the years of former President Marcos.

After rehabilitation by the local government, the park reopened in 2003. Some of the favorite spots of locals in the park are the Balara swimming pool, picnic grove, and windmill. For avid photographers, beautiful landmarks include the abandoned Anonas Amphitheater, Lion Head, and the Workers’ Monument.


Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center


Elliptical Rd., Diliman, Quezon City


Quezon City parks

Who knew there’s a lake at the heart of Quezon City? (Image: Kristine Balmes)


Amidst the busy Elliptical Road lies Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center. The 56-acre park is home to wild animals that are rescued, confiscated, donated, sick, or abandoned. Through the years, the park has been a favorite spot and bonding venue for families and friends.

For a small fee of PhP5 for children and PhP8 for adults, one can see wild animals like reptiles, birds, and monkeys. The park also has covered areas and pavilions which can be rented for special events. In recent years, Wildlife has become a favorite spot for photo shoots, from debutantes to couples.


Quezon Memorial Circle


R-7, Diliman, Quezon City


Quezon City parks

Run, rest, and learn at Quezon Memorial Circle. (Image: Akira Honra)


One of the most famous parks on our list is Quezon Memorial Circle. This huge and busy leisure spot is alive from morning until night thanks to Zumba lovers and joggers. Visitors also enjoy family-friendly activities and the lush greenery inside Circle, as locals call it.

New attractions added to the park include Circle of Fun, an amusement park called; Quezon City Experience or QCX, an interactive museum; and a renovated dancing fountain which lights up at night. Circle is also home to the Hardin ng Mga Bulaklak (Garden of Flowers), and other gardens with tropical plants, cacti, and succulents.


Bernardo Park


Epifanio de los Santos Ave., Quezon City


Quezon City parks

There’s more to Bernardo Park than meets the eye. (Image: @gabrielle26.ga)


The last one on our itinerary is Bernardo Park located along EDSA Ave., near Kamuning, Quezon City. Named after former Quezon City Mayor Ponciano Bernardo, Bernardo Park is the first public park opened in the city. Recently, the local government rehabilitated the park to make it a fun leisure area for locals.

The park may seem small, but it has plenty of facilities to boast of. It has its own basketball court, swimming pool, children’s playground, and mini-park, to name a few. A few kilometers away is the QC Library and Information Center, Cubao Branch.


Ready for some quality time with Mother Nature? Tell us in the comments section which of these parks you will visit first!


Click the links to see the exact addresses and contact numbers of featured establishments.


Prices may change without prior notice.

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Patricia Marie Prado

Patricia came from the field of business and accounting but is now pursuing her dreams of being a writer. She is a self-confessed introvert and is passionate about reading, travelling, writing, movies, coffee and God. When she's not writing, she loves discovering new coffee shops/cafe and doing TV-series marathons.

Disclaimer: All articles in the Consumers Magazine of ShoppersGuide.com.ph (SG) are for general information and entertainment purposes only. Although careful research has been made in writing them, SG does not make any warranty about the completeness and accuracy of all information presented in our articles. Our content is not intended to be used in place of legal, medical, or any professional advice.

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August 17, 2017

Six Leisure Parks in Quezon City You Can Visit to Relax and Unwind

These parks offer a green oasis in the middle of a highly urbanized city.
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It’s no secret that Quezon City (QC) is one of the biggest, busiest, and most crowded cities in the country. You can find everything from high-end malls, to top schools, growing business hubs, and food havens. Although it’s slowly becoming a concrete jungle, Quezon City is still home to the best parks and recreational spots in the country which boast of trees, fresh air, and fun activities.

In need of a quick breather away from the city? Check out our itinerary of the best leisure parks in QC that you can visit any time of the day.


La Mesa Watershed Reservation


4332 Quezon City Dr., Novaliches, Quezon City


Quezon City parks

Visitors can be fit and be one with nature at La Mesa Watershed Reservation. (Image: Anna Esguerra)


First on our itinerary is La Mesa Watershed Reservation, one of the biggest parks in the city comprised of La Mesa Dam and Reservoir and La Mesa Eco Park. The government rehabilitated the watershed, and in 2003, the Eco Park was opened. For a minimal fee starting at PhP20, people can enter the park and enjoy various activities.

Inside the 33-ha. park, one can have a picnic, go swimming, fishing, and horseback riding, or camp overnight. Fitness buffs can stay in shape at the Petron Fitness and Mountain Bike Trail, featuring 17 exercise stations and a 1.2-km. mountain bike trail.


UP Sunken Garden


Roxas Ave., Diliman, Quezon City


Quezon City parks

Sunken Garden is the perfect place for your random walks to your weekly runs. (Image: Amy Casabar)


Next on our itinerary is UP Sunken Garden inside the University of the Philippines, in Diliman, Quezon City. The Gen. Antonio Luna Parade Grounds or Sunken Garden to locals, is fondly called as such because of its basin-like shape which is believed to sink every year or so.

Sunken Garden has been a quick escape for QC locals. People can grab street food from nearby food stalls or buy barbecue from Mang Larry. Early-morning or late-night runners can also jog and circle the whole oval of Sunken Garden during the weekends along with other health buffs.


Balara Filters Park


Katipunan Ext., Matandang Balara, Quezon City


Quezon City parks

Visitors can witness the old-world beauty of Balara Filters Park. (Image: Super Xyeanne)


Near U.P. Diliman is Balara Filters Park, a 150-acre park that is part of the Balara Filters Plant Complex. It is one of the water treatment facilities coming from La Mesa Dam. The park was a favorite recreational park of Manileños, but was closed and abandoned during the years of former President Marcos.

After rehabilitation by the local government, the park reopened in 2003. Some of the favorite spots of locals in the park are the Balara swimming pool, picnic grove, and windmill. For avid photographers, beautiful landmarks include the abandoned Anonas Amphitheater, Lion Head, and the Workers’ Monument.


Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center


Elliptical Rd., Diliman, Quezon City


Quezon City parks

Who knew there’s a lake at the heart of Quezon City? (Image: Kristine Balmes)


Amidst the busy Elliptical Road lies Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center. The 56-acre park is home to wild animals that are rescued, confiscated, donated, sick, or abandoned. Through the years, the park has been a favorite spot and bonding venue for families and friends.

For a small fee of PhP5 for children and PhP8 for adults, one can see wild animals like reptiles, birds, and monkeys. The park also has covered areas and pavilions which can be rented for special events. In recent years, Wildlife has become a favorite spot for photo shoots, from debutantes to couples.


Quezon Memorial Circle


R-7, Diliman, Quezon City


Quezon City parks

Run, rest, and learn at Quezon Memorial Circle. (Image: Akira Honra)


One of the most famous parks on our list is Quezon Memorial Circle. This huge and busy leisure spot is alive from morning until night thanks to Zumba lovers and joggers. Visitors also enjoy family-friendly activities and the lush greenery inside Circle, as locals call it.

New attractions added to the park include Circle of Fun, an amusement park called; Quezon City Experience or QCX, an interactive museum; and a renovated dancing fountain which lights up at night. Circle is also home to the Hardin ng Mga Bulaklak (Garden of Flowers), and other gardens with tropical plants, cacti, and succulents.


Bernardo Park


Epifanio de los Santos Ave., Quezon City


Quezon City parks

There’s more to Bernardo Park than meets the eye. (Image: @gabrielle26.ga)


The last one on our itinerary is Bernardo Park located along EDSA Ave., near Kamuning, Quezon City. Named after former Quezon City Mayor Ponciano Bernardo, Bernardo Park is the first public park opened in the city. Recently, the local government rehabilitated the park to make it a fun leisure area for locals.

The park may seem small, but it has plenty of facilities to boast of. It has its own basketball court, swimming pool, children’s playground, and mini-park, to name a few. A few kilometers away is the QC Library and Information Center, Cubao Branch.


Ready for some quality time with Mother Nature? Tell us in the comments section which of these parks you will visit first!


Click the links to see the exact addresses and contact numbers of featured establishments.


Prices may change without prior notice.

Patricia Marie Prado

Patricia came from the field of business and accounting but is now pursuing her dreams of being a writer. She is a self-confessed introvert and is passionate about reading, travelling, writing, movies, coffee and God. When she's not writing, she loves discovering new coffee shops/cafe and doing TV-series marathons.

Disclaimer: All articles in the Consumers Magazine of ShoppersGuide.com.ph (SG) are for general information and entertainment purposes only. Although careful research has been made in writing them, SG does not make any warranty about the completeness and accuracy of all information presented in our articles. Our content is not intended to be used in place of legal, medical, or any professional advice.

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August 17, 2017

Six Leisure Parks in Quezon City You Can Visit to Relax and Unwind

These parks offer a green oasis in the middle of a highly urbanized city.

It’s no secret that Quezon City (QC) is one of the biggest, busiest, and most crowded cities in the country. You can find everything from high-end malls, to top schools, growing business hubs, and food havens. Although it’s slowly becoming a concrete jungle, Quezon City is still home to the best parks and recreational spots in the country which boast of trees, fresh air, and fun activities.

In need of a quick breather away from the city? Check out our itinerary of the best leisure parks in QC that you can visit any time of the day.


La Mesa Watershed Reservation


4332 Quezon City Dr., Novaliches, Quezon City


Quezon City parks

Visitors can be fit and be one with nature at La Mesa Watershed Reservation. (Image: Anna Esguerra)


First on our itinerary is La Mesa Watershed Reservation, one of the biggest parks in the city comprised of La Mesa Dam and Reservoir and La Mesa Eco Park. The government rehabilitated the watershed, and in 2003, the Eco Park was opened. For a minimal fee starting at PhP20, people can enter the park and enjoy various activities.

Inside the 33-ha. park, one can have a picnic, go swimming, fishing, and horseback riding, or camp overnight. Fitness buffs can stay in shape at the Petron Fitness and Mountain Bike Trail, featuring 17 exercise stations and a 1.2-km. mountain bike trail.


UP Sunken Garden


Roxas Ave., Diliman, Quezon City


Quezon City parks

Sunken Garden is the perfect place for your random walks to your weekly runs. (Image: Amy Casabar)


Next on our itinerary is UP Sunken Garden inside the University of the Philippines, in Diliman, Quezon City. The Gen. Antonio Luna Parade Grounds or Sunken Garden to locals, is fondly called as such because of its basin-like shape which is believed to sink every year or so.

Sunken Garden has been a quick escape for QC locals. People can grab street food from nearby food stalls or buy barbecue from Mang Larry. Early-morning or late-night runners can also jog and circle the whole oval of Sunken Garden during the weekends along with other health buffs.


Balara Filters Park


Katipunan Ext., Matandang Balara, Quezon City


Quezon City parks

Visitors can witness the old-world beauty of Balara Filters Park. (Image: Super Xyeanne)


Near U.P. Diliman is Balara Filters Park, a 150-acre park that is part of the Balara Filters Plant Complex. It is one of the water treatment facilities coming from La Mesa Dam. The park was a favorite recreational park of Manileños, but was closed and abandoned during the years of former President Marcos.

After rehabilitation by the local government, the park reopened in 2003. Some of the favorite spots of locals in the park are the Balara swimming pool, picnic grove, and windmill. For avid photographers, beautiful landmarks include the abandoned Anonas Amphitheater, Lion Head, and the Workers’ Monument.


Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center


Elliptical Rd., Diliman, Quezon City


Quezon City parks

Who knew there’s a lake at the heart of Quezon City? (Image: Kristine Balmes)


Amidst the busy Elliptical Road lies Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center. The 56-acre park is home to wild animals that are rescued, confiscated, donated, sick, or abandoned. Through the years, the park has been a favorite spot and bonding venue for families and friends.

For a small fee of PhP5 for children and PhP8 for adults, one can see wild animals like reptiles, birds, and monkeys. The park also has covered areas and pavilions which can be rented for special events. In recent years, Wildlife has become a favorite spot for photo shoots, from debutantes to couples.


Quezon Memorial Circle


R-7, Diliman, Quezon City


Quezon City parks

Run, rest, and learn at Quezon Memorial Circle. (Image: Akira Honra)


One of the most famous parks on our list is Quezon Memorial Circle. This huge and busy leisure spot is alive from morning until night thanks to Zumba lovers and joggers. Visitors also enjoy family-friendly activities and the lush greenery inside Circle, as locals call it.

New attractions added to the park include Circle of Fun, an amusement park called; Quezon City Experience or QCX, an interactive museum; and a renovated dancing fountain which lights up at night. Circle is also home to the Hardin ng Mga Bulaklak (Garden of Flowers), and other gardens with tropical plants, cacti, and succulents.


Bernardo Park


Epifanio de los Santos Ave., Quezon City


Quezon City parks

There’s more to Bernardo Park than meets the eye. (Image: @gabrielle26.ga)


The last one on our itinerary is Bernardo Park located along EDSA Ave., near Kamuning, Quezon City. Named after former Quezon City Mayor Ponciano Bernardo, Bernardo Park is the first public park opened in the city. Recently, the local government rehabilitated the park to make it a fun leisure area for locals.

The park may seem small, but it has plenty of facilities to boast of. It has its own basketball court, swimming pool, children’s playground, and mini-park, to name a few. A few kilometers away is the QC Library and Information Center, Cubao Branch.


Ready for some quality time with Mother Nature? Tell us in the comments section which of these parks you will visit first!


Click the links to see the exact addresses and contact numbers of featured establishments.


Prices may change without prior notice.

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Patricia Marie Prado

Patricia came from the field of business and accounting but is now pursuing her dreams of being a writer. She is a self-confessed introvert and is passionate about reading, travelling, writing, movies, coffee and God. When she's not writing, she loves discovering new coffee shops/cafe and doing TV-series marathons.

Disclaimer: All articles in the Consumers Magazine of ShoppersGuide.com.ph (SG) are for general information and entertainment purposes only. Although careful research has been made in writing them, SG does not make any warranty about the completeness and accuracy of all information presented in our articles. Our content is not intended to be used in place of legal, medical, or any professional advice.

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