Information about Sunburst Park
The Sunburst Park in Iloilo City was named after the US Army 40th Infantry "Sunburst" Division, which helped free Panay from Japanese control at the close of WWII. Located along J in front of the Iloilo Customs House. The park was once called as Plaza de Aduana, after the Spanish term for customs. Sunburst Park is more than a monument; it is a living testament to the Ilonggos' fight and success over the invaders.
On January 11, 2018, the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) formally handed over Sunburst Park to the Iloilo City Government. The ceremonies were led by TIEZA COO Pocholo Joselito Paragas and Iloilo City Mayor Jose Espinosa III. As the American soldiers marched on Iloilo City, civilians welcomed them with presents of eggs, fruit, and candy prepared from camote and coconuts. Since then, the plaza has been called as Sunburst Park in honor of Brush and his soldiers
How to get there
Ride a tricycle or jeepney and tell the driver to drop you off at the Iloilo Customs House. The park is in front of the aforementioned attraction.
Best time to visit
The park is open 24 hours a day to the public.