ASNA Park, located beside the Sison Auditorium in Lingayen, Pangasinan, is built in honor of the ASNA awardees of the province. The site was inaugurated on April 4, 2011, along with the unveiling of the ASNA monument, and in time for the celebration of the 431st founding anniversary of the province or what the locals call as “Agew na Pangasinan”.
ASNA is the old term of the local word “asin” that is used to describe the good quality of a man’s character or his demeanor. The ASNA award serves as a recognition to outstanding Pangasinenses with great dedication to their profession or vocation who contributed a lot to the community and the country as a whole. The first-ever ASNA Award in the province was conducted on April 5, 2010.
The awarding also strive to inspire other people, especially the youth, to be the best at what they do so they could emulate the accomplishments and leadership skills of the past awardees. The list of honorees includes the former president Fidel Ramos and his sister, former Senator Leticia Ramos-Shahani, former Speaker Jose de Venecia, and Civil Service Commission head Francisco Duque.
Amidst the lush greenery in the park is the ASNA Monument, a sculpture made by Ernesto V. Elduayan. Its pedestal is black and supports small silver three-dimensional squares attached to each other, forming a tower.
There are printed words on the square base of the monument, one written in Pangasinan and the other in English. The writing indicates to whom the memorial and the place is dedicated to and at the bottom is the date and the people involved in the inauguration of the park.
Inside the park is a bulletin with the title “A salute to our ASNA Awardees” and under it are the names of those who received an award from 2010 to 2011. There is also another bulletin that shows the site development plan of ASNA Park.