Arkong Bato Park in Valenzuela opens
The Arkong Bato Park in Barangay Arkong Bato has officially opened to the public on March 19, 2023, attended by several government officials, including DSWD Secretary REX Gatchalian, Vice Mayor Lorie Natividad-Borja, NHCP Chairman Emmanuel F. Calairo, and City Councilors.
The linear park spans almost 3,500 square meters and features the historic Arkong Bato and a monument of local hero Kapitan Delfin Velilla. The park is open daily from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
The opening of Arkong Bato Park is part of the local government's efforts to provide more public spaces for residents to enjoy and appreciate the city's history and culture. The park's features and amenities include benches, walking paths, and landscaped greenery, providing a peaceful and serene environment for visitors.
In his speech during the opening, Secretary Gatchalian expressed his admiration for the city's commitment to preserving its cultural heritage and providing accessible public spaces for the community. He also emphasized the importance of parks in promoting a healthy lifestyle and a sense of community.
Meanwhile, Vice Mayor Natividad-Borja expressed her gratitude to everyone who contributed to the creation of the park, highlighting the efforts of the local government and community volunteers who worked tirelessly to make the project a success.
The park is expected to become a popular destination for families and individuals looking for a place to relax and unwind. With its combination of historical landmarks and green spaces, Arkong Bato Park is poised to become a new landmark and gathering place for Taguig City residents.