As summer is approaching, I know you are thinking of a leisurely days to spend with your family and picnic might be one of them. Just imagine the clear blue skies, lush greens and summer’s sunshine, the perfect complement to a picnic perfect spots. But are there picnic perfect spots in Metro Manila? Consider these patches of greens to lay your picnic mats or even your tents on.
Quezon Memorial Circle
It is an ellipse national park and shrine bounded by Elliptical Road in Quezon City. Aside from the Museum and Shrine of Pres. Manuel L. Quezon which are the main attraction in the park, it has cottages and picnic grove where your family can set up tent or just lay picnic mat. The park is also boasts with vast playgrounds, kiddie rides and bike ride areas.
La Mesa Eco Park
Again, this place is located in Quezon City. It is a 33 hectare watershed and ecological nature reserve in Fairview where La Mesa Dam is. The park is reopened to the public in 2004. There is however an admission rate of P50 for persons above 3 feet. Children of 3 feet and below are free. There is also swimming pool that is open daily from 9am to 4pm. Cottages for rent are available but if you are on a tight budget, find a spot for your checkered mat or, set up a hammock.
Makati has six parks in and around the Central Business District and three of these parks have grassy lawns; Legazpi Active Park in Legazpi Village, Salcedo Park in Salcedo Village and the Ayala Triangle Park in Makati Avenue corner Paseo de Roxas. Seriously, these areas in Makati easily turn into picnic central on weekends.
Last but not the least…the park in your village. Of course it is always included in picnic perfect spots. Wouldn’t it be convenient if you have all the things that you need in just a few steps away? Anyway, all that matters is a good leisurely day with your loved ones.