Rizal Park partially reopens, ‘for exercise only’
MANILA, Philippines – – The central section of the Rizal Park or Luneta in the City of Manila has partially reopened to the public on Monday, August 24, but only for physical fitness activities and not leisure.
The National Parks Development Committee (NPDC), which manages the sprawling park, announced that new health protocols will be enforced.
“We are happy to announce that Luneta / Rizal Park’s central section will open once again FOR EXERCISE ONLY starting Monday, August 24, 2020 – from 5AM-9AM everyday,” the committee said in a Facebook post.
We are happy to announce that Luneta / Rizal Park's central section will open once again FOR EXERCISE ONLY starting…
NPDC said individuals who want to gain access to the park would have to check-in online.
“For everyone’s safety, we are implementing new health protocols. Guests are required to check-in with a QR code, FB Messenger or via SMS,” it added.
The NPDC also advised guests to apply for a QR code and entry requests ahead of time for a faster check-in process.
Entry requests are valid for one day for multiple entry and exit during the park’s operating hours, according to the committee.
Before this announcement, the promenade areas of the Luneta Park were closed for the duration of the modified enhanced community quarantine in Metro Manila, which lapsed on August 18.