The brand-new children’s playground at Plaza Libertad, which was officially opened to the public on April 8, 2019, is expected to revive close family ties of Ilonggos.
For the longest time, Mayor Jose Espinosa III said public plazas remained lifeless, emphasizing that it became a place for “ukay-ukay” or second hand clothing vendors.
According to Espinosa, the P1.9 million project is part of the urban renewal project of the city government.
With the new playground, he hopes to renew the interest of the Ilonggo families to public plazas, Espinosa added.
The new playground which consists of various facilities like swings, slides, seesaws, playground climbers, playground tunnels, and rubberized floor will be turned to the city’s Child Minding Center for supervision.
A safety officer will also be assigned according to Espinosa in order to ensure that children will be monitored and will not skip classes.
He added that other children playgrounds will also be inaugurated in the plazas of Jaro, La Paz, and Molo next week.
The mayor also intimated his plans to put up senior citizen’s park in the plazas across the districts in Iloilo.