A 33 hectare public park located right outside the natural boundaries of the watershed and 40 meters below the reservoir the La Mesa Ecopark was opened to the public. All of its revenue is used for the continuous preservation and protection of La Mesa Watershed, which is the primary source of drinking water of about 12 million Metro Manila residents.
La Mesa Ecopark is an awesome venue for outdoor recreation or to just take a break from the city and go nature tripping! It is a popular destination for family outings and picnics which is a fresh breath and healthier alternative than shopping malls! It has 5 hectares of picnic spots underneath a forest of varied trees, a salt water swimming pool, a boating lagoon, a fishing lagoon, an orchadium, and all the different types of plants flowers and trees you can imagine!
A lot of people here have their photo shoots for pre-nuptials, family, friends or just whatever! I even saw a group of girls in Gothic dresses having their own little shoot! It is really a great place with good lighting (unless you’re under the trees) and great backgrounds!
It was actually late afternoon when I dropped by, giving me only 30 minutes to run around and take pictures of the park! Most of the people were packing up and getting ready to leave… I, on the other hand was running up and down the stairs, climbing up prohibited areas and getting scolded by the guard from below the hill! I would probably come back for a picnic with the boyfriend on a weekday when there’s less people and more solitude (and romantic spots! ;)
If you would like to know more about the La Mesa Eco park, here is their official website: http://www.lamesaecopark.com/