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To support the efforts of local government in curbing the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in Metro Manila, the National Parks Development Committee (NPDC) is adjusting visiting hours to Rizal Park and Paco Park. Starting Friday, March 19, 2021 and effective until further notice, both parks will limit operating hours from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and will only be open to park goers ages 18 to 65 years old who are engaging in physical exercise.

In accordance with the guidelines issued by the IATF and the Department of Tourism, visitors must wear their face masks and face shields to be permitted entry inside the premises. These personal protective equipment may only be removed during intense physical exercise and if able to maintain a distance of six (6) feet from others. Park goers are also highly encouraged to download and register to the StaySafe.PH mobile application to enable contactless contact tracing prior to entry to Rizal Park and Paco Park.

All would-be park goers are reminded to refrain from going to the park if they are feeling unwell, exhibit signs and symptoms of COVID-19, or if they have come in close contact with a person who has tested positive for or is suspected to have COVID-19. Marshals are also present on-site to assist park-goers if they begin to feel unwell within the premises.

The NPDC looks forward to the cooperation of the public so that it can continue to provide a safe space for park goers to exercise at Rizal Park and Paco Park, and help them maintain their physical and mental wellbeing amid the ongoing pandemic.

Published:March 26, 2021

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