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Wandering Around La Mesa Watershed and Ecopark

Are you looking for a place where you can relax and bond with your family and friends? A place near enough and good enough for your precious time and budget? Try La Mesa Watershed and Ecopark, it's affordable and best of all, it's right within the city. La Mesa Watershed and Ecopark is an ecological recreation site located in East Fairview, Quezon City, just a few minutes away from the Quezon Memorial Circle and the Quezon City Hall.  It is part of the La Mesa Dam, a water reservoir and primary water source of the entire Metro Manila area.

La Mesa Ecopark - Shell Flower Terraces

La Mesa Ecopark is a good and affordable place for family picnics and outings.  It has several facilities for outdoor activities like swimming, boating, fishing and biking.  There is also a large picnic ground with small native nipa huts available for rent, where families can gather together just to relax and bond with each other.  It also has a two-hectare flower terraces, a butterfly hatchery and a surrounding forest where you can walk around, breathe fresh air and just enjoy the scenery.

La Mesa Ecopark - picnic ground rules
La Mesa Ecopark - nipa huts for rent
La Mesa Ecopark - lagoon, for fishing
La Mesa Ecopark - souvenir store
La Mesa Ecopark is also a popular location for photo shoots, especially for engaged couple having their pre-nup photographs.  The park's landscape and scenic views provide for a good background on their photos.  And these landscape and scenic views also attract photographers and photo enthusiasts alike.  Even yours truly, a frustrated photographer, can't help but get her hands on her camera for a few clicks. Actually, it was  the main reason why we went here, to get our hands on my friend's newly-bought DSLR, to practice photography (feelingera lang..hehe!). But of course, even without taking photographs, going here and seeing the beauty of this place was an experience in itself.

La Mesa Ecopark - shell flower terraces
La Mesa Ecopark - Petron Amphitheater
La Mesa Ecopark - shell flower terraces
La Mesa Ecopark - red ginger flower
Haven't been to La Mesa Watershed and Ecopark? What are you waiting for? Go ahead and take your family and friends, visit La Mesa Watershed and Ecopark and experience fun and adventure with nature. :)

Park Entrance Fee:
PhP50.00 for non-Quezon City (QC) residents
PhP40.00 for QC residents or non-QC senior citizens
PhP20.00 for QC students
FREE for QC senior citizens or children below 3ft. in height

How to get there?

By car: From Quezon Memorial Circle, turn right at Philcoa heading to Fairview via Commonwealth Ave. You'll pass by the following landmarks: Ever Gotesco Mall, St. Peter's Church, Commission on Audit, and Litex Market on your right side and Puregold on the left, near Winston St. where you should turn right (Winston St. is the entrance to East Fairview Homeowners Association, Inc.).  Take the first left at, and follow Dunhill St. till you get to La Mesa Ecopark. Travel time: 10-15 minutes from QC Circle, with light traffic.

By Public Transport: from Quezon City Hall, take a jeepney or any public transport vehicle going to Fairview.  Get off at Winston St. (entrance to East Fairview Homeowners Association, Inc.) and then take a tricycle (East Fairview Toda - colored green) to La Mesa Ecopark.  Tricycle Fare: PhP25.00 for 1-2 persons, if more than 2, PhP10.00 per person.

Date of Visit: October 16, 2011

*For updated information, please visit La Mesa Watershed & Ecopark website.*

15 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful park. I wouldn't mind traveling especially if the place is that like beautiful!

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  2. I can't post a reply in my own blog...arggg! :(

    Anyways, La Mesa Ecopark is really beautiful, relaxing place too! Thanks for visiting Chubskulit. :)

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  3. Once pa lang ako nakapunta dyan. Gusto ko sa susunod makapag picnic naman kami. By the way I' a new follower.

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    1. Hi Anney! ganda at mura lang di ba? been there twice na, pero hindi ko pa rin napuntahan 'yong buong park. Hopefully next time, makita ko na lahat. :)

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  4. I've heard about this ecopark (all nice!) but, never been here. Now, i really want to go. great shots. and it really looks like a cool, clean, GREEN place to bring the family. :) thanks for sharing this!

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    1. Thanks TND! The place's really nice, great for family picnics, try it. :)

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  5. i once passed through this area and promised myself that i'd visit lmp in the future. till now, it's still a promise :(

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    1. hahah...go visit this park when you come home this Feb, it's affordable and it's a good place to practice photography. :D Thanks for the visit McRich! :)

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  6. it's a bit far from aour place, pero dahil FREE ang prenup dito, eh gora kami ng friends ko. hehe ok naman. achieve!

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    1. Twice na ko nagpunta dito, at sa 2 beses na yun, palaging merong pre-nup, libre pala kaya ganon. :)

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  7. di po q masydo mrunong geography kya pde nyo po b q i guide on d way lme. taga espana mla. po q at may mga jip n po d2 fairview & philcoa. san po q b2 f i ride any of those? at ung ent.fee po b s swimming,picnic area,zipline 1 lang po or iba2? tnx po!

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    1. hi Anonymous, salamat sa pagbisita dito. me direction sa taas, pakibasa mo na lang ulit. with regards to the fees, di kasama sa entrance ang fee sa paggamit ng mga facilities, entrance lang talaga pero mura lang naman, check mo na lang ang site nila for updated info. thanks!

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  8. can i have a contact num. how about po kung gusto ko mag held ng bday party? pwede po ba?

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    1. Hi May! You may contact La Mesa Ecopark thru their website, just check/click the link posted above.

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