By Sheendy Patricia Olivares | AdDU Intern
THE CITY Environment and Natural Resources Office (Cenro) targets to launch 34 public parks in Davao City.
Engr. Juancho Dagasohan, City Parks and Playgrounds Division chief, said the local government presently has 26 parks, two of which are under improvement and reconstruction.
These are Toril Park, with an appropriation of more or less P40 million, and Freedom Park, with a P4 million allocation.
“Ang parks man gud kinanglanon gyud na siya sa isa ka LGU. Required jud na siya for recreation sa mga tao. Kay ang population sa Davao nagadako, maong ilang parks kay kulang pa og imbalanced. Mao ang city government karon nagapangita pa og luna nga i-develop for city parks (parks are essential to an LGU for public recreation. Davao’s population is growing, creating an imbalance in the ratio of parks. So, the city government is looking for land to be developed as parks),” Dagasohan said.
The newly built and soon-to-open Doña Vicenta Park at Doña Vicenta Subdivision, behind the Davao City National High School, will be the second biggest park in the city, next to the People’s Park Davao.
This will be open to the public in June, with Mayor Sebastian Duterte spearheading the opening.
Twenty-two operational parks in the city are open to Davaoeños 24/7 under police security monitoring. Cenro has 298 dedicated personnel who labor to maintain all parks in the city.
In addition, four parks would be built within the areas of coastal road.
Cenro has yet to identify the 34 new public parks, which would likely be developed in the second and third districts.
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