La Mesa Ecopark is back: A must-visit urban biodiversity hub!

In February 2024, ABS-CBN Foundation, Inc. ended its 25-year stewardship of La Mesa Ecopark, casting doubt over the future of Metro Manila’s last remaining forest and its environmental advocacy.

In February 2024, ABS-CBN Foundation, Inc. ended its 25-year stewardship of La Mesa Ecopark, casting doubt over the future of Metro Manila’s last remaining forest and its environmental advocacy. But just four months later, La Mesa Ecopark once again opened its doors to the public, greener than ever.

Under the Manila Water Foundation, the La Mesa Ecopark reopened on June 29 to wrap up Philippine Environment Month and kickstart a new chapter as an urban biodiversity hub.

“We open the first phase of the La Mesa Ecopark to showcase flora and fauna in the city, and urge all visitors to care for the environment and take climate action,” announced La Mesa Ecopark.

Families and groups can relax at the viewing deck pavilion, fill their tummies at the food park, and enjoy the park’s extensive road networks and walkways. Eco-tours, including a visit to the Ecopark’s Museum, can also be arranged, and fun activities like wall climbing, paintball games, and archery tag are available.

“Plantitos and “plantitas” will surely love the new nursery area at the park, where they can also buy seedlings. Plus, team-building facilitation for large groups is coming soon.

“The improvement of the La Mesa Ecopark is set to be completed in 2025,” said La Mesa Ecopark. The park is open every Tuesday to Sunday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.