WRIGHT Park is the latest of the city’s parks and tourist destinations to be eyed for rehabilitation efforts.
Initial plans for the rehabilitation and rejuvenation of Wright Park have been drafted by Archt. Donna Rillera Tabangin, head of the City Planning and Development Office (CPDO), with inputs from the City Environment and Parks Management Office (CEPMO), City Engineering Office (CEO), and City Buildings and Architecture Office (CBAO), which have been presented to a committee of local officials led by Mayor Benjamin Magalong.
Costing nearly P357 million in total, the eight-hectare project is part of the city’s efforts to map and improve as well as preserve culturally significant portions of Baguio, Tabangin said.
“Our main parameter for consideration is to bring back Wright Park, one of Baguio’s premier parks, to its original design and intention and modernize some parts that are already distressed,” she explained.
According to Tabangin, the plan is focused on ensuring that the park is able to act not only as a tourist site but also as a green space that can serve as a good carbon sink and a benefit to public and environmental well-being.
Wright Park is the latest of the city’s various parks to be eyed for a big-ticket rehabilitation project, with Magalong’s administration having previously drafted up plans for rehabilitation in Burnham Park and Mines View Park.
An Irisan dumpsite was also previously converted into an ecopark under the current administration.