The local government of Quezon City plans to redevelop the Quezon Memorial Circle to restore green spaces, create opportunities for economic exchange, and relaxation & recreation in the city.
The Quezon Memorial Circle is a 27-hectare national park located at the heart of Quezon City and is dedicated to the memory of President Manuel Luis Quezon. The Quezon Memorial Shrine has been declared as a national cultural heritage by the National Historic Commission of the Philippines in 2020. The park is currently jointly managed by the Quezon City local government and the National Historic Commission.
The project’s master redevelopment plan takes into consideration the construction, among others, of the MRT-7 station within the park.
The master redevelopment plan allocates approximately 70% of QMC to major green areas such as picnic grounds and children’s playground, themed gardens and area for urban farming. The plan also features a multi-purpose field for football, softball, baseball, frisbee and other activities.
Other features of the redevelopment plan include a skate and trail park, basketball, volleyball, and tennis courts. Also, stepped lawns and a cultural ampitheater where artists, entertainers, and musicians can showcase their talents and skills to park visitors.
Wider path walks, bike lanes, jogging paths, and exercise areas will also be provided.
In line with the city’s efforts in urban farming and gardening, botanical gardens will also be created with modular kiosks for the existing plant vendors in the park.
Even the Liwasang Aurora, the circle-shaped open air venue near the pylon will also be restored. Areas designated for pop-up stores for sellers of food, wet and dry products, and souvenir items similar to weekend markets in other cities have been allocated in the master redevelopment.
Also, a water retention pond will be put in place that will recycle water for watering plants.
CCTV cameras wil be installed for additional park security and internet hubs for public use.
The park will give access to biker for them to be able to pass through the park going to and coming from various points of the roads around the park.