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New family park opens in Tacloban North

New family park opens in Tacloban North

The new family park situated at the heart of GMA Kapuso Village in Brgy. Sto Nino, Tacloban City was inaugurated yesterday, May 25. Residents near the resettlement communities can now enjoy and play within its play structures and social halls. Photo by CPDO Tacloban and CIO.

TACLOBAN CITY - A new family park opened yesterday, May 25, at Barangay 106, Sto Niño, Tacloban City. Called the Tacloban North Villages Family Park, it is the newest and the first park located in the northern part of the City where resettlement areas of Yolanda-affected families are situated.

The park is built through a grant by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) under its Local Government Support Fund for Cities,. It will provide a safe and secured communal facility for visitors and residents of the nearby resettlement communities.

"The project is in line with the vision of Mayor Alfred Romualdez to increase and develop green spaces in the city. The City Planning and Development Office packaged the proposal for funding to the DBM while the City Architect's Office provided the design of the project," City Planning and Development Office (CPDO) said in a social media post.

According to the information office of  Tacloban City (TCIO), it is a 3,165 square-meter space, which features some amenities such as a covered community center, landscaping, solar streetlights, water feature, and play equipment that will surely give a breathable space for social recreations to the resettlement community.

"Mayor Romulaldez, led the inauguration activity yesterday. In his message, he asked the residents and its neighboring communities to keep the place clean and treat the garden as their own for the benefit of all."

"Present during the activity was Hon. Gregorio Malate Jr., barangay chairman, and some government officials such as City Planning and Development Coordinator Janis Canta, City Architect Ian Ray Perez, and Tacloban North Chief of Staff Ruth Ramirez," TCIO added. —Tacloban News Update

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