Cenro to spend P500,000 for Osmeña Park rehab

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Thursday, May 8, 2014


THE Davao City Environment and Natural Resources Office (Cenro) allotted some P500,000 for the rehabilitation of Osmeña Park to transform it like People's Park.

Cenro acting assistant department head Dolly Renojo said the rehabilitation of the park will include putting up of fences, additional lights, rehabilitation of comfort rooms, and landscaping of the park.

"The rehabilitation of the park is also aimed at removing illegal massage therapists and vendors and eliminate unlawful activities in the area," she said.

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The additional lights will prevent unnecessary transactions in the dark. The wirings will also be placed underground to avoid messy wires.

However, Renojo said the park will not have all the facilities that People's Park due to funding constraints.

The new Osmeña Park will adopt similar rules and regulations being implemented at People's Park. It will open at 7 a.m. then close at 11 p.m. Illegal vendors and massage therapists are prohibited.

She added the security of Osmeña Park will be stricter too with park goers prohibited to destroy plants and other park facilities. They will also place park rangers to monitor the activities inside the park.

The rehabilitation began in mid-April and it is expected to be completed by July before the Kadayawan Festival.

"People can expect greener, illegal-free, and an environmental friendly park," Renojo said.

Toril Park will be their next project. (Martin Jee M. Capuno and Cathyrine N. Macrojon/UIC Interns)

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on May 09, 2014.

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