Looking for a park where you can run and play with the kids on a lazy weekend afternoon? Well, you don’t have to look far since the Queen City of the South has its own park where you can jog, kick a ball around, or simply enjoy nature at its best. D’ Family Park was established within a 20-hectare property of the Metropolitan Cebu Water District in Talamban.
The park is a first of its kind in Cebu City and as originally the concept of a former general manager of MCWD, Fr. Francisco G. Silva. The concept of the park initially emerged in 1993 and construction began through the help of Congressman Raoul del Mar in 1996. The park opened its doors to the public on May 8, 1999 and is currently being maintained and managed by MCWD.
D’ Family Park has a playground featuring swings, seesaws and slides as well as a number of cottages for rent, which makes it an ideal place for families to spend their weekend afternoons. In addition, the park also has a mini-zoo, wildlife sanctuary, and a botanical research garden.
The pavilion and multi-function clubhouse of the park is suitable for events such as birthday parties, company gatherings and celebrations, among others. Joggers can also take advantage of the jogger’s path inside the park. The field of the park is big enough for a small pickup game of football, flag football or rugby. The place also has a swimming pool for children and adults, but proper swimming attire should be worn when using the pool.
The entrance fee at D’ Family Park is PHP 10 for children and PHP 15 for adults while entrance to the swimming pool is PHP 25 for children and PHP 35 for adults. The cottages close to the pool can be rented for PHP 100 while the ones close to the playground are available at PHP 150. Using the multi-purpose hall will cost between PHP 2000 and PHP 3500, depending on the length of use. The park also offers a sound system for rent at PHP 1000 to PHP 2000, depending on the length of use. To maintain the wholesome atmosphere at the D’ Family Park, drinking of alcoholic beverages and smoking is discouraged.
The park is also a good venue for pre-nuptial photo shoots and Cosplay events. A number of small sports events were also held at the place in the pat. For more information about D’ Family Park, you can call the trunk line of MCWD at (032) 254-5784. When was the last time you visited D’ Family Park? Tell us about it on the comments section below.
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