August 8, 2010

Scenic Sunday # 108 : Vicente de Lara Park Grounds (2 of 5)

Scenic Sunday

Salakot Arch
Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental, Philippines

Traveling will never be complete with out checking out the public parks where locals converge. for the next five (5) weeks, starting 01st of August 2010, ill be featuring the grounds of Vicente de Lara Park.

Vicente de Lara is the former governor of the province. This was park was formerly called Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park. People said that when Gen Douglas Mac Arthur left Corregidor Island (in the province of Cavite), he landed in Cagayan de Oro en-route to Australia.

Local folks go here for a game of Badminton or to jog or just to meet. Expos and trade fairs are also held here. This park as of this writing is still under renovation. that is why every time I pay a visit a new attraction amazes me.

The second scene I want to share to you is this photo, the this Salakot Arch.

Honestly, I don't know what do local folks call this feature. I just called it Salakot which is the Filipino term for a native hat. In some events, this arch is serves as a events' stage or VIP grandstand. on times that there's no events, people make use of it as a shade for meetings. every morning near to this arch is where people do their jogging, aerobic workouts or a game of badminton.

Photo herein is captured using
Canon Powershot A580 in
Vicente de Lara Park, Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental, Philippines
last 28th of April 2010


noel said...


what a beautiful view you are showing us today of this park, i love you commentary also of the history

my scenic sunday post is on my plant fanatic blog today :)

Nelj said...

Hmmm...Yes it's really a nice park...thanks for sharing..Have a great weekend!

pls visit mine:

Al said...

That looks like it would be a great place to go and sit in the shade on a hot tropical day.

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