La Mesa Eco Park: A Forest in the City
Inside the La Mesa Watershed and Eco Park is a dam and an ecological reservation site. It is a haven for nature lovers and even those just seeking a different environment in the middle of the crowded and highly-urbanized Manila. Trees are bountiful and grasses are green.
Many locals head to this place to take a dip in the only salt-water swimming pool in the city (said to be healthier than chlorine-treated pools) or just to spend time with their families over barbecue. The park does not restrict bringing of food. In fact, cooking and grilling areas are available for their convenience.
There are even pavilions avaliable for corporate functions or parties. Because of the contrasting environment inside the park as opposed to the urban scene of the metro, many couples choose to have their pre-nuptial pictures taken there with the greenery as their backdrop.
For the active ones, the park has several recreational activities to shoo away boredom. There are areas devoted especially for boating, fishing, wall-climbing, biking, zip line, and paint ball games.
The La Mesa dam supplies most of the water supply of Metro Manila. You have to go up this steps to get a glimpse of the watershed.
La Mesa Watershed & Eco Park
East Fairview Quezon City
tel. no: 632-4109670
8am to 5pm daily
Non-Quezon City residents – Php 40
QC residents – Php 20
Senior Citizens – Free
Swimming Pool Fee:
Adults – Php 60
Kids – Php 30