Many aptly describe human dwelling as a concrete jungle! When you are living in a metropolitan city, all your eyes can see is the streets packed with buildings; busy roads; crazy traffic; and hasty activities of the people. The locals are consumed in their daily duties; way before the sun rises and late into the night.
Though we frequently plan a holiday to
escape from this commotion, we underrate the public parks in our city that are
ideal for costless mini-holiday, a quick escape to fully recharge your tired
batteries within hours, and catchup
with yourself, friends or family. The green spaces of parks do not alone contribute
to ecological balance, but also signify the grave need to balance every element
in your life.
Irrespective of being a resident or a
tourist in Cebu city, if you feel the need for shaking off the weariness of the
day, visit these Public Parks in Cebu city for instant rejuvenation.
- Plaza Independencia:
Located beside Fort San Pedro in M.J. Cuenco
Avenue and Legaspi Extension, Plaza Independencia is a famous historical site,
now functioning as Public Park in Cebu city. Formerly known as Plaza de Armas,
it served as the official military training and a parade ground. The old acacia
trees in the park hint at the existence of this plaza since the 17th century. In the center of the park rises an obelisk dedicated to Miguel Lopez
de Legazpi, the first Spanish governor-general of the Philippines. Sprawling
across four hectares, the plaza is dotted with green lawns, trees, ornamental
plants, colorful flowers, and benches. There’s also a public skating circle in
The remarkable icon of the Cebu city, a
huge white fountain, is situated in the heart of the Fuente Osmeña Circle and
is the main attraction of the park. All the early morning joggers are seen
circling this green rotunda park. The shaded areas under the trees of this park
are perfect for relaxing and marveling at the mighty fountain. This Public Park
in Cebu cityis the preferred venue
for special events, cultural programs, and social gatherings during Christmas
and Sinulog festivals. Many hotels, malls, and fast food centers are found in
the vicinities of the park.
- The Terraces of Ayala Center Cebu:
What would you prefer after shopping? A cup
of coffee? Food? Or a place to chill out
and stretch your tired muscles? Whatever be it, Ayala Center Cebu has got you
covered. The outdoor park of ultra-modern Ayala Mall has a well-groomed garden
adorned with fountains and elegant lighting arrangements. The landscape itself
is so comforting and the terraces also house several coffee shops and
restaurants. Shop in the mall, taste the delicious food items, and sip the
varieties of coffees sitting beside the green patches in the park! Don’t
hesitate to enter the park even if you are not visiting the mall, because The
Terraces are like any other public park in Cebu city. You can just go there, sit back, and then move on!
As the name suggests, D’ Family Park located in Talamban, is a popular picnic spot for
families and also for friends’ groups. This man-made park administered by the Metropolitan
Cebu Water District offers multiple recreational activities. The vast expanse
of this park in Cebu city boasts a mini-zoo, swimming pool, a playground for
children, a pavilion, and a multi-function clubhouse. There’s a picturesque
lake in the park whose waters reflect the greenery around. Relax on the benches
around the lake and click an instagrammable picture of the lake with trees in
Hidden behind the Cebu City Hall near the
Santo Niño Basilica and Magellan’s Cross, Senior Citizens’ Park is one of the prettiest
public parks in Cebu city. Although not expansive, the small park with Bermuda
grass, palm trees, various plants, flowers, and a fountain in the center is
quite alluring and perfect for an evening hangout. The establishment of this
park by demolishing the previously existing Carbon Market warehouse is a part
of a project aimed to beautify and revitalize downtown Cebu. Actually conceptualized
for the seniors, this public park in Cebu city dearly welcomes people of all
ages and is also furnished with benches and comfort rooms. The cute lamp posts
set up along the green patches of grass glow in different colors at night
lending a romantic aura to this park.
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Description: The green expanses of public parks are
a quick escape to get refreshed. Visit these Public Parks in Cebu city, which
are not just about nature, but the history and culture of Cebu City.