September 1st, 2007
For months now, the historical PTA Grounds, located in the heart of Davao City, has been closed to the public. It has been undergoing a total makeover. As part of the local government’s aim to make the city more environment-friendly, it has made the PTA Grounds into a garden in the middle of the city’s downtown commercial area.
Last Kadayawan Festival, the yet unnamed park opened its doors to the public for viewing. However, it is still under construction, and will only be fully operational on December. The MDC Team recently visited the park to take a quick look and take some pictures… and we were impressed with what we saw.
The first thing that we saw was the circular building with the roof made to look like the exterior of a durian. Such a quaint idea. It was nicely done, if I may say so. There were also a stone statues of Davao and Filipino symbols such as our indigenous peoples, and the Philippine Eagle. And of course, it wouldn’t be a park without the playground, the pond, and the many, many, many plants in the area.
It is indeed a wonderful addition to the many attractions in our lovely Davao City. Come December, it will be fully operational with its many different functions and features.
Update: The park is now open to the public and is now officially named as the People’s Park.