La Mesa Dam Eco Park, Quezon City – November 13, 2011
On the morning of November 13, 2011 right before the controversial Pacquiao vs Marquez 3 fight, I was browsing through Google Maps when I spotted the La Mesa Dam Eco Park. A few weeks earlier, my friend, Eufer, had posted some pictures when he went to the park. I was also looking for an interesting place to bring my dogs. So on this morning, I decided to take a quick trip to finally see the Eco Park which is somewhat nearby to where I live in Quezon City.
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I brought Taylor, one of my dogs to check out the Eco Park. As I mentioned, I checked it out on Google Maps, and visited the website (http://www.lamesaecopark.com/) for directions, prior to leaving the house.
It was a Sunday morning, but I guess because it was the morning of a Pacquiao fight, the park didn’t have a lot of people, though I am told it is normally quite full on weekends with families on picnic.
After parking, I proceeded to the entrance where I paid a modest entrance fee. You get a discount if you can show an ID showing you are a resident of Quezon City.
It’s quite a walk downhill from there as I followed all these families lugging food and coolers.
There are a lot of designated places to see and sit around.
There are also several picnic areas. Use of one of the huts require you pay a fee for usage.
Ooooh. Horseback riding!
Our would you prefer a horse and buggy?
The Eco Park also seems to be a great place for student activities.
Then again, all this walking around tired out Taylor.
It being a Sunday, there was even a Sunday Mass
If you didn’t bring any food, there are actually a lot of food stalls all over offering all sorts of snacks, cooked food, drinks, and even charcoal for your grill.
The park is a great place to relax amidst nature. It’s great that amidst Quezon City, there is a place where one can relax amidst nature.
And best of all… it’s dog friendly. I plan to bring my whole pack of dogs here soon. Perhaps this weekend?
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