NPDC announces return of Parks Congress



The Manila Times

Public Square

FOLLOWING the resounding success of its inaugural Philippine Parks Congress (PPC) last year, the National Parks Development Committee (NPDC) takes great pride in unveiling the 2nd Philippine Parks Congress scheduled for Nov. 23 and 24, 2023, in Manila and New Clark City. This year’s congress, themed “Creating Sustainable Parks and Active Communities,” promises to build upon the achievements of its predecessor, fostering dialogue and collaboration toward the advancement of the country’s parks and the promotion of vibrant, active communities. The congress aims to unite diverse public and private sector groups involved in the development of urban parks and open spaces across the Philippines. “The pioneering efforts of New Clark City and Tarlac province have not only raised the standard but have become a beacon for the seamless integration of design excellence and elements that foster a culture of active and healthy living in our parks. This visionary approach serves as an inspiration for all, setting a compelling precedent for the future of sustainable urban development and community well-being,” NPDC Executive Director Cecille Lorenzana-Romero shared. Spearheaded by NPDC, which is under the Department of Tourism overseeing iconic sites like Rizal Park Luneta and Paco Park, the event is made possible through strategic partnerships. Co-organizers Nayong Pilipino Foundation and Intramuros Administration, along with venue partner Bases Conversion and Development Authority and local government unit partner Provincial Government of Tarlac, contribute to the seamless execution of this congress. Physical attendance is limited to those who have successfully registered via the registration link Registration Form ( The general public is invited to participate via Zoom or through Facebook Live. Certificates will be sent to those who have successfully attended via Zoom.