The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority and the local government of Malabon today opened the rehabilitated Malabon People’s Park in Barangay Catmon – the second site in the city under the agency’s Adopt-A-Park project.
Covering more than 3,200 square meters, the new Malabon People’s Park has colorful water fountains, playground equipment, landscaping, solar ground lights, entrance arc, artificial grass area, comfort rooms and informative signages.
During its inauguration, MMDA Acting Chairman Atty. Romando Artes said that the agency rehabilitated the area to be enjoyed by more residents of the city, especially kids.
“Through this park, we can give our children a space to play safely.”
“We are hoping that the people of Malabon will take good care of the park that is developed for them. Through this park, we can give our children a space to play safely,” Artes said.
Malabon City Mayor Jeannie Sandoval, meanwhile, expressed her gratitude to the MMDA as she underscored the importance of green space during this pandemic.
“Having open parks and spaces in the community would promote a healthy lifestyle among our constituents.”
“Having open parks and spaces in the community would promote a healthy lifestyle among our constituents. Here, the kids can play while the adults can use the open area for wellness activities such as Zumba and exercise,” Sandoval stressed.
The rehabilitated Malabon People’s Park is the second park of the city under the MMDA’s Adopt-A-Park Project which is bigger and wider than Hulong Duhat Plaza – the first MMDA Adopt-A-Park site in Malabon.
Last September 8, the agency unveiled the plaza which also features colorful water fountains, playsets, and open spaces.
To help curb urban decay and reduce urban heat effect, its aim is to develop under-utilized parks in each of the Metro Manila local government units by improving their usability and transforming them into functional green parks.
The project, which started last year, was conceptualized by former MMDA Chairman and now Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Benhur Abalos, Jr.
Under the project, the LGU shall propose the location, design, and cost estimate, while the agency sets the criteria for site selection, provides funding, and implements the construction of the project.