Burnham Park

Baguio City, Benguet

Burnham Park is a 32.84 hectare urban park located at the heart of the Baguio City, in the Philippines. It was named after the American architect and urban planner, Daniel Hudson Burnham who laid the plans for the city. The park is a favorite place of local residents and visitors alike. There are different facilities for recreation and relaxation that are available in the park. You can row a boat, ...

have a picnic, attend an outdoor concert, watch a football game, go biking, or just take a leisurely stroll around the park.

Burnham Park News

  • Burnham Parks Boat Cabbie Laments Citys Deterioration

    Burnham Parks Boat Cabbie Laments Citys Deterioration

    On nonpeak months when buses to and from Baguio aren?t even half-filled with excited tourists, the city falls into a sleepy lull: Rates for transient homes drop, the queue for a combo meal at Good Taste clears up, and one can walk Mines View Park up and down without being offered to rent traditional garb for a photo opportunity with a pink-maned horse, or a comically large dog.

    The city slumber also shushes Burnham Park, a place that?s bustling with tourists on sunnier months. The little peace and quiet in effect gives boat paddlers like Tatay Greg, 66, the chance to reflect on how much the ...

  • Burnham Park Improvement Seen To Add To Tourists Convenience

    The Baguio City Council has approved a resolution to put up a waiting shed and a trellis at the vicinity of the Burnham Lake for the safety of tourists visiting Burnham Park.

    The trellis will be placed as a safety measure to prevent anybody from accidentally falling in the lake.

    The approved measure also includes the repair of all the stairs leading to the lake.

    Vice Mayor Edison Bilog, who authored the resolution, said the measure is a clamor from boat concessionaires, locals and tourists in the area.

    Bilog said concerns were raised during the interview with locals and was found o ...

  • Time To Think Talk About Green Space

    Time To Think Talk About Green Space

    Are there enough green space in so-called urban jungles in the Philippines? Apparently none.

    As the Philippines embark on building spree, EarthThink, an advocacy and resource center that ventures in scientifically, economically and socially viable changes and solutions for sustainable and resilient communities, is pitching the preservation and improvement of existing, and possibly, development of more green spaces in the Philippines.

    Mary Antonette Beroya-Eitner, founding president of EarthThink, said last week in an e-mail interview with the Businessmirror that urban communities need n ...

  • Baguio City A Second Home

    Baguio City A Second Home

    Baguio City, a busy place up north of the Philippines, is a popular destination among Filipinos and foreigners especially during the summer season. The city boasts of its chilly air while everywhere else in the Philippines feels like a cauldron full of hot lava. Due to its altitude, Baguio City will not only give you a cool embrace, it will also show you a beautiful landscape rarely seen within the metro.

    I am a pure Manileña, from birth until 2 decades after, and I have no province to go to during the summer season. However, in 2011, Baguio City became my second home after I enrolled in t ...

  • Look Baguios Ibaloi Day Keeps Tradition Alive

    Look Baguios Ibaloi Day Keeps Tradition Alive

    On this day in 1909, Ibalois were recognized as the original indigenous people of the city, all thanks to Mateo Cariño's fight to claim ownership of his family's ancestral land.

    "From the lowest court to the highest court of the Republic of the Philippines, he (Cariño) lost his case. But he did not give up. With that passion in his heart, not only for himself but for his people, he brought his case before the Supreme Court of the United States of America," said former city councilor Isabeo Cosalan Jr. during his welcome remarks.

    This lofty quest gave birth to the term "native title," a ...

  • Side Trip In Baguio During The Panagbenga Flower Festival

    Side Trip In Baguio During The Panagbenga Flower Festival

    Now that Panagbenga Festival is nearly approaching , you might consider giving Baguio a quick tour during the festival. Baguio has so many great places to offer and some of which can be access for free. So after witnessing the colorful street dances and grand float parades, you might consider visiting these places in Baguio. ( Check : 2017 Panagbenga Flower Festival Schedule of Activities)

    Burnham Park

    Dubbed as the "Mother of All Parks" in Baguio. Burnham Park is probably one of the busiest attractions in Baguio. It covers a 32.84 hectare of land which includes a man-made lake situated ...