People’s Park is a cultural theme park created in 2007, which is the brainchild of them Mayor Rodrigo Duterte if Davao City. The name People’s Park was coined by Romeo Sardon, a retired electrician, who wom the “Name the Park” contest.
The 4-hectare park is adorned with large sculptures representing what Davao is known for. It is an open plaza with landscaped greenery which is called “Philippine Rainforest” where you can see pigeons around as you enjoy a family picnic at the grounds. There are also benches where you can sit to have a relaxing time inside the park.
Interesting sculptures include the huge Philippine Eagle replica, the Durian Dome, patterned with Davao’s popular fruit, which serves at the main entrance where you can see legendary Mindanao works through pictures. Well-known sculptor Kublai Millan is the one who crafted these artworks, including the Lumads (indigenous people) of the town. Inside the park you can also see the Children’s Library where kids can read books. The People’s Park is also a perfect spot for joggers for it has a rainbow-colored track which you could use for a good run. A Dancing Fountain can also be seen in the park for a visual entertainment.
Kids will surely enjoy their stay at the park as there is a children’s playground where they can play. CCTV cameras are installed around the park to ensure safety of the park-goers. It’s one of the must-visit places in Davao because it is after all, free of charge. You just need to present a valid ID at the main entrance.
Have a wonderful experience at Davao City’s People’s Park with your family and friends!
Address: Palma Gil St., Poblacion District, Davao City
Operating Hours: 5:00 am to 8:00 am (Jogging Time); 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm Monday to Thursday and Sunday; 1:00 pm to 11:00 pm (Friday and Saturday); (Non-residents of Davao are free to enter anytime, just present ID at the main gate)