La Mesa Eco Park

Dunhill St., Fairview, Quezon City, Metro Manila

La Mesa Eco Park
4.4
4.5 Stars

24 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 13
  • 4 stars 7
  • 3 stars 4
  • 2 stars 0
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  • 25 Reviews
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  • 24 Reviewers
Category:
Great Outdoors
Phone
+6324109670

Most Recent Reviews

Sun M.
4.0 Stars

One of the nearest perfect place for photoshoots here in Metro Manila. Entrance fee is only Php50. We made sure to try John's Fishball while on break. This place is perfect for nature-lovers, especially those who are in a tight budget. They have outdoor activities to! :)

In the photo is my cousin. This shot was taken by my boyfriend, for my cousin's debut. 128522128522128522

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Miss Tala I.
4.0 Stars

Ilonggo's Sinugba :)

Meals range from P55-100.
Lunch meals are served with red egg and half tomato.

Good tasting but small proportions.

Just good vibes that goes with super cozy ambiance

#loolooexplorerpackgiveaway
#GalaNiTala

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Faustino G.
5.0 Stars

Because of the bungee jump and the weather 128526

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Allana J.
4.0 Stars

Had my predebut shoot here 128525128525
I'm not really sure but I think entrance fee is worth 500 php for 6 persons. Def worth it bc it's really big and perfect for photoshoots or team building or even a simple picnic
The only thing I didn't like is that their comfort rooms aren't clean (CR always seems to be the cause of me deducting a star)
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Marti M.
5.0 Stars

Sunday is the day! No traffic, no hassle. Seeking for a more relaxing Sunday without leaving the metro? Look no further as the La Mesa Ecopark has it all and makes it ideal for family and tropa getaways.

The La Mesa Ecopark is a park within a park. Let me put it this way, the actual Ecopark sits within a bigger facility known as the La Mesa Watershed, a forest park and reservoir which actually serves as the source of most of Metro Manila's water. The actual park with the recreational amenities is around 33 hectares and is, I think, the biggest park within Metro Manila.

Getting to the park is quite easy. If you'll be bringing your own car, make your way to Commonwealth Avenue from QC Memorial Circle and head on to Winston Street at the mouth of Fairview. Just opposite Winston Street, is Pure Gold Fairview, a landmark you can't miss.

Turn right to Winston street - you need to pay an entry fee of P20 as you will be entering a private subdivision. The guard will usually instruct you how to get to the La Mesa Ecopark (which is to go straight along Wilson street and turn right to Dunhill Street)

As you enter the park, you will be welcomed by a steel bridge with overhanging plants. About a hundred meters from the main gate is the information center and pavilion of the park where events are usually held. Restrooms (very clean by the way) are also located in this area.

For first timers, I suggest you get a copy of the map (free) from the souvenir area at the information center.

A few meters from the pavilion is the entrance to the park (no vehicles allowed inside except for the ABS-CBN multicabs which services park visitors for free). The park by the way is partly administered by the ABS-CBN Foundation.

A small bahay kubo serves as the gate to the park where entrance fees are collected. They do have very reasonable fees of P50 for adults, P40 for Quezon City residents and free entrance for small kids like Kandyce (who, btw, is already 3.5 feet) and senior citizens.

The park has rich flower gardens which is very well maintained. Don't forget to take a picture at the "hundred-step" staircase facing the lagoon!

For the adventurous, the park has its own zipline which awes zipliners with a great view of the entire La Mesa Ecopark and watershed. Kids and kids at heart will also love the bungee trampoline just right beside the zipline area.

Horse rides (karitela) are available and would take you around the park for around P150. When we got there, an option of a classic white "vintage style" karitela (great for photo sessions/fashion shoots) or an ordinary kalesa were available. Not sure though if they had the same rate.

A few meters from the horse ride area is the amphitheater. This place is really nice and quite ideal to do group photo shoots with the leveled stairs (I recall our banaue experience) or you can also have your own picnic (except when there is an event). The park has lots of cottages and visitors can use these for free.

The complex has two swimming pool areas- the old pool is undergoing renovation (we saw some slides being constructed) while a newer pool is open for public for only P80 entrance fee. Near the pool area is a man-made lagoon, a fishing area for those with the skill, or the luck. Fishing poles can be rented onsite. Did I mention you could also go boating here? Sadly, the boats are not available when we visited.

An array of foodie choices can be found within the park. A kiosk serves halo-halo, mangga with bagoong, ice cream. Mamang sorbetero is everwhere, as well as the balloon and cotton candy man. Mr. Magtataho seems to stay there all day long.

We had an early sizzling sisig lunch inside the park which was quite good for its price (too hungry to remember the price but I think it's around P120)- for the entire meal with red iced tea already.

The park does have a lot of room for improvement on their pathways, gardens and rest areas - and I believe the park administrators are already doing their part in the upkeep of this very important park.

With the accessibility of the La Mesa Ecopark, it's one place you can stay for a day. After staying around 4 hours in the park, we didn't feel as exhausted as we usually do after staying in a mall for the same duration. I do believe true wellness is the real benefit nature brings to each and every visitor.

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Raisa R.
4.0 Stars

I jog here every weekend.
Free entrance before 8am
nice place to have a picnic
Awesome place for company outings and also for pictorials of prenups and debuts

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Gayla b.
5.0 Stars

Paintball time! 128513

So one day Zo woke the drunk me to go with her to Fairview to have a go on Paintball with her officemates. So the drunk me agreed to go! 128552128077

The Park was huge and many people are there doin whatever -- can't really remember. I'm drunk. 128534

All I can remember is the thrill of Paintballin and how my heart goes beating so fast coz of my panic (for they say it hurts if you got shot in the body parts that is not well protected.) 128560 -- and coz I'm drunk.

Anyway, we lost the game. Wasnt even able to shoot anyone--I blame the drunkness. 128534

But it was fun! I will go back here! 128518

oh btw. The protective gears stinks! hahahaha.

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April H.
5.0 Stars

Nature tripping awhile back!
Great place to spend an afternoon communing with nature!
We even held a departmental Christmas party here, with very active and outdoorsy games!
Near our place, step up from UP sunken garden with lots of options for outdoor fun!
P.S. Maraming pang-photo op!128077

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Simkin d.
5.0 Stars

Nature tripping in the city at its best. Ideal for family and friends get togethers, barbecues, and even a pro bike path for enthusiasts!

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Aubrey Kate T.
4.0 Stars

Great place for family outing and picnic.
Their swimming pool is awesome! Kids are safe in the pool.
Great also for couple dates. Haha.

And the entrance fee super affordable. Great discount for quezon city citizens, students, and senior citizens.

Great also for pictorials. Whenever go there, i always see cameras and everything.

Best place for playing badminton, jogging, and biking. :)

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Karen P.
5.0 Stars

If your up for a nature trip or just want to escape from the busy city well this place is the perfect place, so accessible and open for everyone just a little peso for entrance. Lots of activity to do like bike rentals or horse back riding, you can also have a picnic with family, like what we did. Theres also a resort inside, so you can take a swim.
The place is so clean and eco friendly.
I love this place10084

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Randy M.
4.0 Stars

nice place to take a walk together w/ your family/kids... the only ecopark in the middle of the city away from smog and carbon emitted by PUV's in the metropolis... very affordable & accessible... my elders & kids love jogging around... surely we'll get back every now & then here in this wonderful place...

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Eryk A.
5.0 Stars

A forest in the heart of the city, great for picnics, swimming, boating, horseback riding and after lunch naps, just bring your hammock or mats, but don't forget to bring your off lotion.

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Edyll C.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Jewel S.
3.0 Stars

I thought it was OK.

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Kristoffer Angelo V.
5.0 Stars

The La Mesa Ecopark has been a great part of my student life. This park has been helpful for different stuff. Everytime I go here, it's jam-packed with people. It's no surprise because of the affordable entrance fee. Though there are a lot of things to do here like rock-climbing, zip line, henna tattoos, swimming, and food trip. The park is really cool because of the trees and plants all over the place.

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Charlene N.
3.0 Stars

Guess which one I am!!!

Late Post.

At our university, we have to choose a LEAP class annually and slots filled up so quickly until limited slots in various alternative classes were left.

That's the story behind why I was in this park.

So here it goes..

Upon entering, we first paid for the entrance fee and walked straight until we hit a shade. I remember the sun was blasting and scorching hard during that time. We, then, met some schoolmates who were also there for the same purpose. Our groups merged and searched for the coordinator.

The bicycle rentals and horseback rides are quite a rip-off, that's why we didn't avail in any. They just let you use a teeny tiny space and you are not allowed to roam the whole park with my white 128052! 128542

We loved the grass, though, a lot of visitors apparently did as they were simply lounging around and enjoying their company along with their picnic baskets and eye-catching colored mats.

P.S. Quezon city residents are given discounts on the entrance fee.
I wish that Makati has a park this big 128546128557

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Lance L.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Lesley Ardelle V.
5.0 Stars

We reserved a pavilion here for our company's Biggest Loser final weigh in & race last Saturday. It was the perfect setting to have an adventure race, and the pavilion only costs 5k for one whole day! That's pretty cheap! That already includes free entrance for 80pax (park entrance is Php 50. Php 40 if you're a QC resident), plus the use of water and electricity. 128077 The pavilions are really nice, too. It's a gated-in area with a gazebo and enough concreted open space for group activities. 128522

With the pavilion rental / entrance fee, you can also go around the park and enjoy its amenities. There are some activities that you have to pay for, though, such as horse carriage riding, bungee bounce, archery and fishing, to name a few. The swimming pool and the butterfly garden also have separate entrance fees.

For our event, we made the participants run around the Eco Park, and they had to accomplish challenges at 10 identified stations which include the Shell Flower Terraces, Petron Amphitheater, and the Mini Forest.

I'm kinda bummed that as an organizer, I didn't get to participate in the race (I had to stay behind at the Pavilion to organize other logistics), but the teams looked like they had a lot of fun. 128522 It was also very humid that day so even If I was under the shade of the gazebo, I was still sweating bullets. My gosh. 128531

For the food, they have concessionaires all around the park: sizzling plates, fish ball, Mang Inasal, cotton candy vendors, etc. They also allow catering at the pavilions, but make sure to ask your caterer to set up before 8am because they don't allow vehicles inside anymore after that time.

This is a good place to have a company Family Day, since there are activities for everyone. 128077 You can also sponsor a tree-planting event there, so if you're planning to do something different for your birthday, or on any normal day, try it out! 128522

The park opens at 7am on weekends (just for summer, I think. Usually it's 8am), but they will allow you to go inside earlier to set up. Make sure you bring your own electric fans, though, if you're organizing a group event there. It could get crazy hot, even under the trees, so be prepared to melt! And don't even think of organizing a videoke party here, because videoke machines are not allowed. LOL. 128516

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Ria B.
3.0 Stars

It's a nice park to visit because a lot of activities can be done there but it still needs a little improvement.

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