General Santos City Park (Plaza Heneral Santos)
One of the best place to spend your morning or take a rest in the middle of General Santos City is their City Park known as Plaza Heneral Santos. Opened to public on September 2009, it is one of the favorite hangout place for Generals of different ages.
Located at Pendatun Avenue and fronting Pioneer Avenue, Plaza Heneral Santos is surrounded with important establishments, City Hall, schools, hotel, resto and shopping center making it convenient to students and worker to unwind after a very busy day.
One of the highlight of the plaza is the water fall lagoon in the center, with 3 small fountains inside the man-made lagoon and the water is swarmed with colorful coy fish. Grass beautifully grown carpets the entire area although its a little bit hot between 10:00am – 2:00pm because seats are totally exposed to sunlight.
The best time to hangout with your friends is during nighttime where fresh air coming from Sarangani bay cools the area , lighting fixtures are magnificent, colorful and well-themed. Music lingers the air the entire day, speaker box are mounted surrounding the entire area. Safety is not an issue, you can see security personnel almost every corner of the place.
Internet cafe to coffee shop to bank access is just a steps away, fronting the park is Sydney Hotel with BDO located at the First floor and a bar at roof top. Nearest money transfer establishments are RD pawnshop, Cebuana Lhuiller and MLhuillier. Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Parish Church located also fronting the left side of the park, so you can spend your afternoon after attending Holy Mass.
At night the streets surrounding the plaza will come to life, presence of street food stalls and vendors offering Kikiam to Fish balls down to yellow corn. Asian Tounge and Chicken Haus are the nearest decent restaurant to eat, there are also several photo studio to choose from when yo want express photo processing.
Almost all of Government offices are also located near the plaza, City Hall back-dropping the area and several Gov’t establishments such as City Vet. Office, Office of Muslim Affairs, LTO, LRA and Red Cross are located behind the City Hall.
Night is not boring, disco bars and night club are also a couple of steps away from the plaza, Hipnose is among of them.
So when you get to GenSan, visit and have a peaceful place to stroll in Plaza Heneral Santos, where you are surrounded by everything!