The Arroceros Forest Park is located near the MacArthur Bridge, next to the Manila Metropolitan Theater in downtown Manila.
The small park or garden is one of the few ‘green lungs’ in congested Manila and has drawn its share of controversy when city officials attempted to close the park in preparation for plans to convert the lot for other uses.
Today the Arroceros Forest Park is a oasis of calm in downtown Manila. Although it was given to the City Schools of Manila Division during the term of Mayor Atienza, the park has recently been promised back by mayor-elect Mayor Lim to it’s former caretakers, the Winners Foundation.
Environmentalists and Cultural Heritage advocates in Manila are delighted that the park can now be opened up to the public and that the foundation can once again continue their efforts to re-green a lot that was once occupied by an office building until the 1980’s. (From: Various Internet sources)
Long live the Arroceros Forest Park!