P2.6 million generated from entrance fees in city parks
The City Treasury Office reported that it was able to generate P2.6 million from the collection of entrance fees in three major parks frequented by residents and visitors.
City Treasurer Alex Cabarrubias said that since the local government started collecting entrance fees at the Dominican Hill and Nature Park, Botanical Garden, and Mines View Park last month, the local government earned P2.6M from the entrance fees.
The city government started collecting fees from the city’s major parks as part of its efforts to generate revenues and maximize the potentials of the park to earn income.
Cabarrubias said entrance fees at the Dominican Hill and Nature Park reached over P1.1M while fees that were collected at the Botanical Garden amounted to over P739,000. Fees collected at the Mines View Park amounted to more than P661,000.
He said that the collection of entrance fees in the city’s parks will help in attaining the local government’s goal of collecting P300M additional income.
The parks collect P10 as entrance fees for adults while students, senior citizens, and persons with disability are charged P5.
Cabarrubias said the city government will be aggressive in the collection of entrance fees in the different tourist destinations in the city.
The collection of entrance fees in the city’s major parks is a collective effort of personnel of the City Environment and Parks Management Office and the City Treasury Office as part of the initiative of the local government to maximize the income-generating potentials of public facilities to have funds to finance the operation, administration, and maintenance of the facilities. – PIO release