Rizal Park in Butuan


Known as one of the most peaceful and cleanest places in the Philippines, Butuan is one of the best places to live in the country. It boasts itself as one of the cities with most historical value. The local government and the people exerts relentless efforts in preserving the rich chronicle of Butuan and continues to maintain its cleanliness to entice more tourists.

When in Butuan, one of the best locations to spend a leisurely walk with someone you love (or even someone you don’t) is at Rizal Park located near Saint Joseph Cathedral – one of the two main churches of the city, the other one is Sto Nino Shrine.

Shades at Rizal Park during noontime may be limited but still few visit the place because of its unwinding ambiance albeit it’s in the city center.

The Rizal Park in Butuan is one of the many Rizal Parks you can find in the Philippines. Because José Protacio Rizal Mercado y Alonzo Realonda (widely known as Jose Rizal) is considered as the country’s National Hero, Rizal Parks and Shrines have been built all over the country in his honor. These includes the main Rizal Monument in Luneta Park in Manila, Rizal Park in Davao, Rizal Landing Site and Rizal Shrine in Dapitan and many more.

Rizal Park in Butuan

Rizal Park in Butuan

In most afternoons, parents with their kids fill the Rizal Park. Lovers and street children are also seen.

Rizal Park is located along Jose C. Aquino Avenue fronting the Police Station. About 200 meters to the east is the first bridge (Magsaysay Bridge) which connects the city center to the rural areas. Across the street going north are Almont Hotel, Banco Filipino and Lucianan Inn. Dunkin Donuts, Greenwich and Chowking are nearby.

Benches under a structure

Benches under a structure

Lovers on a mid-day photoshoot

Lovers on a mid-day photoshoot

Mark and Lisa at Rizal Park

Mark and Lisa at Rizal Park

Old Tree

Old Tree

Peace

Peace

Gazebo

Gazebo


This page is last updated on Jun 21, 2011 @ 4:10 pm
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  1. SANSIN G. DIO says:

    What are those medium trees located at the perimeter encircling the plaza? The fruits are somewhat rough brown nuts.

    If you know the name of those trees please e-mail me.

    Thanks.

    Engr. Sansin G. Dio

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