Finally, the General Santos Park, formerly known as the Carlos P. Garcia Park across the City Hall building will be improved and renovated starting this month, according to Mayor Jun Acharon.
This was after the winning bidder to the P22.5 million project was announced by the Bids and Awards Committee, the Dellosa Design Build Services, which incidentally is a supporter of the 2nd Mindanao Bloggers Summit. Yipeee!!!!!
The announcement billboard of the Gen. Santos Park rehabilitation
The project will include the construction of a parking area inside the 4.8 hectare tree-filled plaza, cobbled walks, plant boxes, new lamp posts and landscaped promenades for the whole family, among others.
This is a far cry from the plaza of my youth when it was just a wide grass field where my brother and I used to catch grasshoppers with our bare hands and jump over the newly planted tree saplings. Back then, there were no trees to provide shade to park-goers, no benches, no plant boxes, no nothing… and yet, they bring back a lot of good memories.
And so, with this welcome development, I immediately took shots of the plaza (as it is commonly called here) knowing that these images will soon be just be part of GenSan’s history.
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OMG, di po ba sa kalilangan festival 2009 ang target nitong project na etech matapos? eh diba this month na ‘yon?…anung nangyari?
wala pa akong nakikitang pagbabago.. puhon.. unta aus tanawon oie!
mukhang alang pagbabago eh. d ko nararamdamang me construction sa loob…
sure? malapit nah?
malapit ng matapos ang park ..yehey
Ganda! namn pero sana ung hehe my Fountain sa Gitna change ung mga trees na mas lalong gaganda pwde pine tree kaso mainit d2 d mabubuhay hahaha and dapat my mga Park Ligth iwas mandurukot and then sana daming damo para mga family dyan mg picnik kahit mausok hwhehehe pro tingnan na lng natin kinalalabasan yan hehehe
we usually pass by the park.. lalo na pag sundays.. by the looks of it mukhang di aabutin sa target completion date yung contractor.. well, for safety’s sake.. i can wait..
Hi dimple! You’ll be surprised. They’re right on course. 🙂
Atleast maganda na ang Gensan Park. Any progress ’bout this piece?
Favor, Features ninyo din ang Airport natin kung anu ang mga development. Ang Ganda ng airport natin but idle masyado.
Last May, Naka uwi ako, ang mahal maningil yung porter at mag bayad ng 5 pesos per luggage/baggage (pini-pressure ba.
@Jon_kw – hi again! I will refeature the park again in a few weeks time. Until now, magulo ang loob kasi. With regard to the airport, I blogged about it here early this year. Try to find the article in the search box by typing GENSAN Airport. 🙂
@Nate Marx – OO nga eh sorry for that hindi ko naisip mas pangit pala ang park na walang puno.
Oist knows n’yo ba na hindi nabubuhay ang damo (grass) sa lilim or kapag hindi naarawan? Of course ok ang treeas sa park pero dapat minimal lang dapat huwag yong parang kalasangan (forest) na. Pansin nyo ang park natin ngayon maraming puno nga pero buhangin naman ang nasa ilalim dahil walang grass. Pangit din tingnan. Dapat ang klase ng punong kahoy na itatanim sa park ay yung hindi masyadong makalat at malalapad ang dahon.
@jasper0127 – Paano maging park yun kung walang puno??
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