Coordinates: 14°39′2″N 120°56′50″E / 14.65056°N 120.94722°E / 14.65056; 120.94722

Navotas Centennial Park
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TypeUrban park
LocationNavotas, Philippines
Created2006
Operated byNavotas city government
StatusOpened
Public transit accessBus interchange  2  Navotas Bus Terminal

The Navotas Centennial Park is a waterfront park in Navotas, Metro Manila, the Philippines, facing the Manila Bay. It is the largest open space in the city and is Camanava or Northern Manila District's version of the Baywalk.[1] A popular jogging, strolling and skating spot among local residents, the park runs along the waterfront from the R-10 Bridge (also known as Bangkulasi Bridge) to the Navotas Bus Terminal, just off Circumferential Road 4 in Bagumbayan North.

The park was opened on January 16, 2006 during the celebration of the 100th Founding Anniversary of the municipality of Navotas.[2] It was built on the site of a former garbage transfer station during the term of Mayor Toby Tiangco who described the project as "garbage turned into gold."[3][4] The park hosts a variety of activities and local government celebrations throughout the year, including the annual Pangisdaan Festival commemorating the founding anniversary of the "Fishing Capital of the Philippines", and the Bangkang de Sagwan race launched by Mayor John Rey Tiangco in January 2017.[2][5]

The park is lined with palm trees and lamp posts, and has several bleachers near the park's entrance facing the Manila Bay. It also features a two-way ramp and a stock room built in 2014.[6] The park hosts aerobics and taebo sessions on weekends and is also a popular venue for outdoor concerts.[7] In February 2017, the Navotas City Government in partnership with the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority launched a carless weekend program and designated the Navotas Centennial Park as a family zone where residents and visitors can enjoy the outdoors as a community free from pollution and vehicular traffic.[8]

Gallery

  • Bleachers on the side of Circumferential Road 4 near the entrance
    Bleachers on the side of Circumferential Road 4 near the entrance
  • Stock room with public restrooms
    Stock room with public restrooms
  • The park's seawall
    The park's seawall

See also

References

  1. ^ Miaco, M. (27 May 2015). "PHOTOS: 10 Picture-Perfect Spots to Watch the Manila Sunset". Spot.ph. Retrieved 20 April 2017.
  2. ^ a b Laude, P. (9 January 2006). "Navotas gears up for centennial celebration". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 20 April 2017.
  3. ^ Ramirez, J.R.M. (10 February 2011). "How Toby Tiangco keeps Navotas afloat". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 20 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Congressman Toby Tiangco". TobyTiangco.com. Retrieved 20 April 2017.
  5. ^ "Ready, get set, sagwan! John Rey Tiangco commences fishermen's race in Navotas". Politiko Metro Manila. 10 January 2017. Retrieved 20 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Navotas City Government" (PDF). Government Procurement Policy Board. Retrieved 20 April 2017.
  7. ^ "Navotas observes drug awareness week". Balita.ph. 9 November 2009. Retrieved 20 April 2017.
  8. ^ Yee, J. (26 February 2017). "Never on Sunday: 5 cities allot carless 'family zones'". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 20 April 2017.