Monday, October 8, 2012

Senior Citizens Park

The Cebu City Government has formally opened the Senior Citizens Park that sits on a 2,500-square meter property across the City Hall's executive building on M.C. Briones St., this city.

Cebu City Administrator Atty. Jose Marie Poblete said the park will be used for events, programs and activities for senior citizens.

"What we are offering now is an open space for them," he said.

But he made it clear that the park is not limited to the elderly.

Like other open spaces in the city, Poblete said, the City's Parks and Playgrounds Commission will manage the Senior Citizens Park.

The commission, he said, will soon come up with guidelines on the use of the facility.

He said they still have to install benches and decorative lampposts in the area.

Poblete said the city didn't use funds from its coffers to establish the park, since the project was developed through a private-public-partnership.

"Except for manpower, we're proud to say that the city didn't spend for the project since many people helped," he said.

The establishment of the park, which used to occupy an old warehouse, cost P663,649. Its construction started last July.

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