Bayanihan Park in Angeles City - Philippines
The City of Angeles in Pampanga has been known to be the entertainment capital of Central Luzon owing to the numerous scenic and tourist spots to visit in the province of Pampanga. Angeles City is classically considered to be a highly urbanized city in the Pampanga province serving the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport strategically located inside the former Clark Air Base now named as the Clark Special Economic Zone. Going to Angeles City takes an hour and a half of bus ride via the North Luzon Expressway from Manila.
Angeles City has become the former home of one of the largest Air Force Base of the United States which significantly boosted the economic system of Pampanga mostly centrally affecting the economy of Angeles City.
The pull out of the United States Air Force Base does not deter Angeles City from further moving onward in terms of their economy. Their local government succeeded in boosting the tourism in their city which later on became successful in making Angeles City the entertainment capital in Central Luzon.
There is a boost in the tourism of Angeles city with its place rich in historical landmarks. The city is bustling with night life with its classic restaurants, disco clubs, bars and many shopping outlets to visit during day time.
One of the main attractions of the City of Angeles is the Bayanihan Park. Bayanihan Park has become a routine place to visit for people who come in Angeles City. It is not just the typical park one commonly finds.
Formerly known as the Astro Park, Bayanihan Park is considered to be a year round amusement park located at the heart of Angeles City, Pampanga. On the western end of Bayanihan Park is the main entrance going to the Clark Special Economic Zone and on the southern part of the Bayanihan Park is the red light district of Angeles City.
Bayanihan Park is not just a park but also serves as a mini amusement park as well which is designed ideally for sports and different recreational activities. Among the facilities found at Bayanihan Park include basketball court, volleyball court, huge runway for jogging and a space for holding other recreational activities.
Bayanihan Park is also a significant site where the famous and historical Salakot Arch is located and the famous Lovapalooza by Close Up (a toothpaste manufacturer) was held which was documented for nationwide viewing.
The Bayanihan Park has become a famous place for holding significant occasions such as bazaars, religious ceremonies, carnival fairs, political rallies and numerous events. A part of the Bayanihan Park has been allocated for jeepney terminal going to Balibago, Angeles. Bayanihan Park has become an extension portal of the tourist attractions that Angeles City is very proud of.