Golf is a popular sport among the higher middle class and the upper class in Manila, among Filipinos and expats alike. In fact, some of the few green spots you see on the city map are not parks but vast golf courses, accessible only to members or paying guests.
Bonifacio Global City still has the luxury of space and green areas. The parks Track 30th and Terra 28th is the place to go to in BGC if you would like to jog or go to the playground with the kids.
Ayala Alabang Village is a big subdivision of almost 30,000 people. The popular expat neighborhood is located in Muntinlupa City, in the southern part of the Megacity.
Bel-Air is regularly voted the cleanest and greenest barangay (neighborhood) in Makati City. The subdivision is known for its good community life, with numerous cultural events and festivities throughout the year. The Bel-Air Village Community Center houses a post office, a clinic, a gym, and several function rooms.
The National Mental Hospital can be a perfect running place in the morning or late afternoon thanks to its surviving greenery, one of the few in Mandaluyong City. Just make sure to wear a proper running gear if you want to hit the pavements there.
Greenfield District is fast rising as one of the most vibrant mixed-use developments in Metro Manila. The name of the district is derived from the open park located in the area.
This beautifully designed park, bordered by Makati Avenue, Paseo de Roxas and Ayala Avenue, is a green refuge for office workers and businessmen frequenting Makati. It hosts a string of upscale restaurants right smack in the middle of the Philippines’ major business district. The park is also a favorite spot for joggers, dog owners, and young families.
The park in the middle of the busy streets of Salcedo Village appears to be the green lung of the business district. At any given time, you will be able to spot Megacitizens roaming around this place, especially on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
A popular open park located right smack in the middle of the Philippine capital, Rizal Park is also known to both locals and tourists as Luneta – a Spanish term that translates to lunette or crescent.
Offering lots of space, greenery, and leisure facilities, Quezon Circle is a popular destination for weekend trips with the family.
Providing space for thousands of guests, the new Globe Circuit Events Ground is a unique location for open-air concerts, sport events, fashion shows, and cultural performances.