The Taguig Eco Park is now open to the public as part of the Adopt-A-Park project of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA).
MMDA acting chairman Romando Artes and Taguig City Mayor Laarni Cayetano inaugurated the Taguig Eco Park located in Barangay Pinagsama.
According to Artes, this is the 14th such facility opened by the agency in the National Capital Region. He said the MMDA will continue to contact local governments to identify open spaces that can be developed as recreational parks.
Mayor Cayetano thanked the MMDA for choosing Taguig as one of the beneficiaries of the Adopt-A-Park project.
Conceptualized in 2021, the Adopt-A-Park project aims to develop under-utilized parks in each of the Metro Manila local government units by improving their usability and transforming them into functional green parks.
The project was the brainchild of former MMDA chairman and now Department of the Interior and Local Government Secretary Benjamin Abalos, Jr.
Under the project, the local government unit shall 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.