"Despite the lack of funds and related challenges, there have been many changes and additions to the Park." - NPDC
Last May 7, 2011, NPDC invited us in a press release of their current development of the renewed and revived Rizal Park. We had a tour around the park, and I was really surprised with the BIG changes.
|Thomas, our tram ride for the day.|
|Mr. Fred Edos of NPDC, explaining to us their plan on the relief map|
Far different from its original dull-colored state, the improved Children's Play Ground is now more inviting. The now child-loving colors of play ground will definitely trap the children inside.
Relief Map of the Philippines
There's also an ongoing major renovation of the 99.9% accurate relief map of the Philippines found along Taft Avenue. The "LUZVIMINDA Boardwalk" that will run across the map is under construction and on the walkway on both sides will be restaurants with "al fresco" setting of the Philippine and International cuisine.
Also, NPDC has come up with a new "One Stop" Heritage Trail around the relief map.
"A trail that would serve as an overview of all heritage sites in the country with relevance to Dr. Jose Rizal" - NPDC.
Other Completed, On Going and Future Projects
The Musical Dancing Fountain on the Central Lagoon.
The rehabilitation/improvement of the Rizal Park Marker along Taft Avenue.
The rehabilitation/improvement of the Rizal Park Public Comfort Rooms.
The new Noli Me Tangere Gardens, where the historic Heidelburg fountain will be placed.
Installation of Murals by painter-sculptor Jose Datuin.
Reviving the Flower Clock.
Thanks to NPDC's goal, the former glory of Rizal Park is now again on sight.
|Ms. Juliet Villegas, Executive Director of NPDC,|