When I was younger, our family would spend our free time at Luneta Park or also known as Rizal Park. The park was officially renamed Rizal Park in Jose Rizal's honor and his monument serves as the symbolic focal point of the park.
Before I thought Luneta was just like a park in Tagaytay where you can ride on a horse with an english horse tack. Because we often ride a kalesa just to see around or tour around the place.
Anyway, I heard Luneta Park has been undergoing major changes. And they are preparing for something for the commemoration of the 150th birth anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal. The Noli Me Tangere Gardens, with the Heidelberg Fountain as its centrepiece, will be inaugurated on June 12, 2011. The Heidelberg fountain is same fountain from which Jose Rizal used to drink from when he was in Germany.
Stage plays, musical competitions, art and cooking competitions and a musical concert are among the various activities scheduled on June 18-19, 2011 at the Quirino Grandstand, Rizal Park.
On June 17-19, 2011, documentaries and film adaptations of the life and works of Dr. Jose Rizal will be shown at the Rizal Park Open-Air Auditorium.
You can also be part of history by showing the world our love for our national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal, by offering flowers on June 19. Register here or call 302-7374.