After undergoing restoration, the 90-year-old Sunken Garden nestled at the Quezon provincial compound in Lucena City is now open to the public.
Quezon Governor David Suarez directed the restoration of the near century-old park to bring back its historical value as the major place of bonding among families, loved ones and friends.
Suarez said the project is among the provincial improvements “for all of you to spend your moments with your families and friends bonding and enjoy each other’s company.”
Gracing the blessing rites and opening of the park, Suarez assured that the improvement of the park does not end here as it also signifies on to a head start for all other developments to take place in the province.
The park’s opening day was highlighted by a free concert at the Quezon Convention Center featuring famous musical artists and performers, among them the Manila Philharmonic Orchestra, University of Sto. Tomas Singers, television noontime show ASAP “Birit” Queen, Morisette Amon and Quezon Science Madrigal Virtuosos.
According to the provincial information office, the historical Sunken Garden at the Perez Park was first established in 1927 in a lot donated by Don Filimon Perez, thus the park was named after him, during the time when the province was then called Tayabas.
Due to the passage of time, the park underwent renovations until recently when it was restored to its original concept. (ZT/PNA)