Information about Bicentennial Park
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The Bicentennial Park is a scenic and vast picnic grounds and recreation area within the Clark Freeport Zone in Pampanga, 99 kilometers north of Manila. It is located along Jose Abad Santos Avenue, near Fort Stotsenburg. It was built in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of American independence from British rule. The Bicentennial Park is among the last remnants of the American military occupation at the Clark Air Base before the US government turned over the base to the Philippine government in 1991.
The park is a favorite place for nature lovers, picnic goers, or those who just want to hang out, as the area is lined with century-old acacia trees and lush greeneries. For kids and kids-at-heart, there is a play area that has swings, slides, see-saws, and monkey bars. There is also a man-made lagoon for those who want to try fishing. Visitors can also jog, ride bicycles, and exercise at the park’s grounds.
Best time to visit
It is best to visit during the dry but cool months, which usually run from November to February. This allows you to enjoy the outdoor features of the park without it being rainy or too hot.