This urban park is among the largest in the Philippines, it was named after the polymath Jose Rizal and was the site of the declaration of the nation’s independence.

Rizal Park
Rizal Park | Image Credit : Arius1998, Rizal Park Front View, CC BY-SA 4.0

The flora:

The National Parks Development Committee conducted a survey and reported that there are 3,497 trees within this urban park from112 species with 527 of them being Narra trees. The good thing is that this park is easily accessible from the serviced apartments in Makati and is a short drive from the Citadines Salcedo Makati as well!

The Independence Flagpole:

As the site of the declaration of independence from the United States of America, the park now holds that largest flagpole in the entire country standing at 105 feet tall.

Gardens for enjoyment:

The park is the home to a variety of gardens that pay tribute to different nations and themes in their composition, with the Chinese Garden, Orchidarium and the Children’s playground providing all those visiting with an enthralling experience.

Executions through history:

This sprawling park was a popular location for executions of dissidents during the Spanish occupation with up to 160 political enemies being executed here.