The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has opened its 12th and latest park located in Barangay San Bartolome, Quezon City as part of the agency’s continuing Adopt-A-Park project.
The Nomar II Park features a multi-purpose building, lamp posts, seating areas and playsets. Apart from this, it also has an indoor sports facility that houses basketball and badminton courts.
MMDA acting chairman Romando Artes and general manager Undersecretary Procopio Lipana led the opening ceremony, graced by Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte.
Artes said the Nomar II Park serves as additional space for recreational activities in the city.
“We are hoping to partner again with the local government of Quezon City for future projects,” he said.
The park was designed by the Quezon City Parks Development and Administration Department.
Mayor Belmonte expressed her gratitude to the MMDA, adding that having open spaces will benefit the residents of Quezon City.
“I am appealing to my constituents to maintain the cleanliness of the park,” she said.
The Adopt-A-Park project, launched last year as conceptualized by former MMDA chairman-now Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Benjamin Abalos, Jr. aims to curb urban decay and reduce urban heat effects.
Under the project, the local government-beneficiaries would propose the location, design, and cost estimate, while the MMDA sets the criteria for site selection, provides funding, and implements the construction of the project.