In the middle of Ramon Magsaysay Park is a white obelisk-like tower that contains the statue of President Magsaysay.
The monument was built through the efforts of the Davao Chapter of the Philippine Veterans Legion and was turned over to the City Government of Davao on July 31, 1960.
The statue of Ramon Magsaysay located inside the park is the second statue I saw of the former president. The other one I saw is located in front of Ramon Magsaysay Center that houses the Ramon Magsaysay Awards Foundation.
The Ramon Magsaysay Park is a place to go to by Dabaweños for family picnic or for a date like the couple below:
|Ramon Magsaysay Park grounds.|
Ramon Magsaysay Park has a wide ground, souvenir stalls and amphitheater. Government offices like the Department of Foreign Affairs, Philippine Tourism Authority and OWWA. The park is located beside the historical Santa Ana Pier. According to a historical marker inside the park, Santa Ana Pier is the place where the first Japanese workers landed on May 1903 to serve as agricultural workers in Davao. Those Japanese workers became instrumental in developing the abaca industry in Davao.
Ramon Magsaysay Park is not that excellent as compared to the other parks that I already visited. However, if you are in Davao City and is looking for a place to relax for free, then I suggest that you drop by the Ramon Magsaysay Park.