Attraction Petron Fitness Trail 2, Novaliches, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines Published on: 13-11-2015
|2 hours 30 mins|
|08:00 AM - 05:00 PM|
La Mesa Ecopark (Quezon City) is good for
- Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
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Why La Mesa Ecopark (Quezon City) is special ?
The La Mesa Ecopark in Quezon City is a well-developed sanctuary around the La Mesa Watershed via a joint partnership between MWSS, ABS-CBN, and Quezon City. The public park spans 33 hectares aims to preserve and protect the La Mesa Watershed, not only by generating revenues, but also promoting environmental awareness in saving the environment. Primary focus of the EcoPark is for outdoor recreation and forest experience. Students, families, environmentalist, tourist, fitness buffs flock the park everyday, seeing it as an alternative to the shopping malls in the metropolis.
The La Mesa Ecopark provides healthful outdoor recreation and a true forest experience. It is a living classroom and laboratory for environmental education and aims to be a center for biodiversity conservation.
What to explore at La Mesa Ecopark (Quezon City)?
Swimming: There are swimming pools here. Entering the pool area costs P80 for adults and P40 for kids.
Biking: This is for free, if you bring your own bike. There are rentals costing P50-90 per hour, but you can only use their designated biking area; quite a laugh actually, for you to rent a huge bike, for example, just to go round and round.
Boating and fishing: there is a small lake you can boat around in. The fishing rod can be rented for P20/day, and you can alos have to pay for your catch.
Wall climbing: this is open to both adults ad kids.
Moreover, you can bring some food and beverage to have a picnic with your family or your friends.
How to get to La Mesa Ecopark (Quezon City)?
From the north (CaMaNaVa area):
Ride a bus southbound via EDSA with signboards pointing to Baclaran, MIA, Alabang, FTI, or Ayala-Leveriza and get down at Quezon Avenue. From there, ride an FX or jeepney bound for SM Fairview. These are very easy to find as they are plying through Quezon Avenue. Ask the driver to the drop you off Winston St. in East Fairview Subdivision. From there, ride a tricycle going to La Mesa Ecopark.
From the south (i.e., south of Quezon City):
Ride a bus northbound via EDSA to Fairview. Ask the conductor to the drop you off Winston St. in East Fairview Subdivision. From there, ride a tricycle going to La Mesa Ecopark.
- Cool break from the city hustle
- Relaxing and serene
- Nice green area and worth a visit
- Green at the heart of the city
- Hidden Paradise
Petron Fitness Trail 2, Novaliches, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Tips for you
La Mesa Eco Park is big and there are plenty of good areas where you can walk, run, bike or just sit around and have picnics. There are also stores that sell refreshments and food. The park entrance is cheap but the place is well-maintained except for the toilets. There is a pool but there are so many people all the time. They also encourage amateur Photographers to shoot here. I conducted a photography workshop here. Photographers can bring models and even portable lights, they allow that also with an additional cheap fee. If you're going to come here, make sure you apply ample amount of mosquito repellent and sunscreen.
Perfect place for relaxation after a long week! Good venue for events and gatherings!