Tourism

Rizal Park brings Christmas surprise to Dabawenyo kids

December 19, 2017 By

Davao City’s Rizal Park continues to be the favorite destination for the Dabawenyos and their families, especially during this Yuletide Season.

This Christmas, the local government of Davao turned the area into a theme park — just like what it did last year — with fun rides and ice cream — yes, ice cream — for children to enjoy for free.

The entire park lights up during the night, complementing the colorful candy cane themed decors of the nearby City Hall building.

A giant Christmas tree stands close to the park’s eagle-inspired stage. Meanwhile, not very far from the park, one could see the giant parol installed near the Sangguniang Panglungsod.

Among those who regularly go to the Rizal Park are the Genebraldo couple and their children.

“We visit Rizal Park every now and then so that our children could enjoy the different rides and even the free ice cream. This serves as our bonding time,” Milton Genebraldo said.

Visiting the park, he said, also saves the family money.

The rides at Rizal Park – such as the merry-go-round – are open daily from 5 pm until 9 pm.

Mayor Inday Sara Duterte reminded parents that Christmas is for the children.

“Christmas is for the children,” she said. “Hopefully, the kids, together with their loved ones, will enjoy the surprises we have for them at the Rizal Park this Christmas,” Mayor Inday said. CIO