Burnham Park (Philippines)
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|Burnham Park (Baguio)|
Burnham Park Lake
|Owned by||Baguio City Government(2008)|
Burnham Park is an 32.84 hectare urban park located at the heart of the City of Baguio, in the Philippines. It was named after the
American architect and urban planner, Daniel Hudson Burnham who laid the plans for the city. Several stretch of roads around the park lead to Camp John Hay, a former recreational base of the United States Armed Forces in the Philippines. It is a scenic park overlooking Mount Kabuyao, the tallest mountain in the Baguio region.
At the southern part of the park, a skating rink was constructed. The Melvin Jones Grand Stand and Football Field at the eastern part of the park are normally used for several activities like parades, concerts, and political rallies. The Children's Park and the Orchidarium is located at the western part of the park. There are also bike rentals if one so wishes. You can rent either single bikes, tandem bikes or even bikes with side cars. They even have small bikes for the little kids of both two and three wheel versions.
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The park features a man-made lake situated at the center where tourists can enjoy boating with rented boats.
Government of Baguio City and SM Prime Holdings Inc. signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on the improvement and rehabilitation of the Children’s Playground inside Burnham Park.
At the southern end of Burnham Park, A public ice rink was constructed where ice skate rentals are available.
At its center lies an orchid house and different kinds of orchids and other flowers.
It is very popular with the locals who like playing Chess. The Garden is dominated by a Statue of the 5 main Igorot Tribes the Ibalois, Bontocs, Kalingas, Ifugaos and the Kankanaeys.
Melvin Jones Grandstand
It has become host to a number of events, most notably the visit of the late Pope John Paul II in the 80s.
It is planned to be rehabilitated including the installation of tartan tracks in the oval, the concreting and rehabilitation of its canals to include changing the roofing and posts in the view deck.
Japanese Peace Tower
Pine Trees of the World
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