Newly improved children’s playground to open in Baguio

Published March 19, 2022, 10:49 AM

by Comanda Rizaldy C.

BAGUIO CITY — After nearly two years of closure due to pandemic, the youth-friendly newly improved Children’s Playground at Burnham Park is set to open on March 27.

(Photo courtesy of Rizaldy Comanda / MANILA BULLETIN)

Mayor Benjamin Magalong said the reopening of the children’s playground which will coincide with the possible resumption of face-to-face classes is in response to the resolution of the City Council requesting the executive department to open the said playground.

Magalong said there are ongoing development projects in the children’s park such as the repair and improvement of damaged and dilapidated play facilities, installation of signage and informational guides, and improvements in landscaping.

He said the City Environment and Parks Management Office hope to finish these projects in time for its reopening.

Entry guidelines will be announced once finalized, and these include the limit to the number of kids allowed to enter and play at a time among others.

The children’s playground has been closed since the start of the pandemic in 2020.

Rhenan Diwas, CEPMO head said, the newly upgraded playground features five new play facilities in addition to the old ones which have been refurbished and adjusted for aesthetic and safety purposes.

Two book reading and story-telling areas were installed as added attractions in collaboration with the Baguio City Library.

All of these facilities are suited for children ages 12 years and under and designed to encourage interaction and build camaraderie among them.

Parents will have their own seating areas strategically placed to allow them to relax while overseeing their kids.

The park also offers improved landscape and greenery and sand landing areas for the kids’ safety.

The upgrading project which began in 2019 is part of the city government’s ongoing parks upgrading program.