May 29, 2024
NEWLY-REPAIRED FACILITY — The newly-improved Children’s Playground at Burnham Park reopened to the public on March 27. The City Environment and Parks Management Office said all the facilities inside the playground are suited for children ages 12 years and under and designed to encourage interaction and build camaraderie among them. — Neil Clark Ongchangco

The City Environment and Parks Management Office have issued guidelines on the use of the newly reopened children’s playground at Burnham Park.
Only 150 children aged three to 12 years old will be allowed at a time inside the facility which will open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The children must be accompanied by parents or guardians who must ensure that they and their children or wards are observing minimum safety protocols at all times such as mandatory wearing of face masks and regular disinfection.
The playground was closed in 2019 to give way for its rehabilitation as part of the city government’s ongoing parks rejuvenation program but the closure was extended due to the pandemic.
It was reopened last March 27 after the completion of the finishing touches.
Children filled the facility during the reopening and frolicked around the play facilities, five of which are new while the rest are old but refurbished for safety of the users.
City Environment and Parks Management Officer Rhenan Diwas presided over the ceremonial reopening in behalf of Mayor Benjamin Magalong along with Councilor Betty Lourdes Tabanda.
The children themselves led the ceremonial cutting of the ribbon to officially open the play place.
The Baguio City Library under City Librarian Easter Pablo facilitated book reading and storytelling sessions for the children. Two areas have been designated as educational attractions of the playground.
Other rules adopted are:
No shoving, pushing or rough playing. Be courteous;
Wear proper foot wear. Bare feet not allowed;
Use the play facilities or equipment properly;
Picnic on the lawn and setting up of tents is not allowed inside the playground;
The play facilities are designed for children ages three to 12 years of age. Always observe and strictly follow the age requirements to avoid damage or accidents;
Protect play facilities, landscapes, plants and flowers while inside the playground. Report immediately any damages to Cepmo personnel or security personnel assigned in the area;
No pets allowed inside;
Smoking, littering, and drinking intoxicating beverages are strictly prohibited;
No bringing in of glass containers/wares inside the playground;
Keep the playground clean;
Loud music is strictly prohibited;
Unauthorized selling/vending is prohibited;
Do not use the play facilities when wet; and
Biking or cycling inside the playground is prohibited. – Aileen P. Refuerzo