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Thursday, October 9, 2014

How About A Nice Fresh Air At LA MESA ECO PARK...

One Sunday morning and bored of strolling at the mall... we decided to have an old-fashioned way of family bonding. We romped around the Eco (logical) Park at La Mesa Dam in Fairview, Quezon City.
 
Its been 3 years since our last visit to this park and we were delighted by its improvements. 
It was a lovely day when we arrive. The surroundings were all green, tall trees were all over and flowers were beaming with pride. We toured around and found other amusement facilities which were not seen the last time. There were the zip line site, bungee fun adventure site, a new swimming pool and a new boating site. 
There were several nipa cottages where you can rest after a long walk. For nature lover, it is a nice place to frequent and commune with our Mother Earth. There you can find tranquility amidst the merriment of guests. Kids frolicked while the grown-ups were fishing or swimming. We even spotted one family celebrating grandma's birthday. 
For Catholics, Sunday Masses are schedule every 10:30 am to 11:30 am at the Ipil Grove Pavilion. We were able to attend it and afterwards continued with our wandering.
The trekking to the spot of the La Mesa Dam was tiresome but the site was wonderful . It was a good exercise for our lazy bones. There were bikers, joggers, friends and students having fun and taking photos. My youngest kid was complaining and grumpy over the long climb. 
And as we found an ice cream cart at the foot of the steps, he was thankful for his reward. For enduring the climb, an ice cream cone with his favorite flavor.
As we continued with our hiking, we saw one funny guy in green all over pretending to be a statue of a toy soldier but was actually a person with a device in his mouth to make him squeak when he spoke. We found another two in red and blue near the souvenir shop. They were so entertaining with their antics.
Some eateries/restaurants were also present to augment the needs of empty tummies.  
It was an enjoyable strolling and we stopped at the Drilon Orchidarium (donated by Senator Franklin Drilon) were several families are, just like us, having family bonding. Tired, we rested and ate our baon with gusto.

The freshness of the nature was engaging. It offers good subject for several photographers. There were also some soon-to-be married couples having their pictorial for their theme photoshoots. Students were also having their camping. A couple of kids were having fun with horseback riding. It was a never ending adventures for kids of all ages.

For all nature lovers who don’t want to go out of Metro Manila, I recommend this amusement and leisure park for a difference.  

It is located at the back of the East Fairview, Quezon City. One can use the Winston St. or the Pearl St. and traverse the gate in Dunhill St. Tricycles are also available for special trip but some teenagers and joggers took it by just plain walking or jogging.

Admission rate :

Persons above 3 ft. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  P50.00
Persons below 3 ft. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Free
QC residents (w/valid proof of residence) . . .  P40.00
QC Students (w/ valid ID). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P20.00
QC Senior Citizen (w/ valid ID) . . . . . . . . . . . Free

Enjoy our mother nature! And God Bless!