Lopez Group Foundation Inc. president Mercedes Lopez Vargas (5th from left) joins FPIP president Giles Puno (3rd from left) and (l-r) AVP-Park Utilities Jason de las Alas, former SVP-Industrial Business Tatsuya Watanabe, SVP-Construction Management Alexander Roque, VP-Commercial Properties Manuel Lizardo and construction management senior manager Jeffrey Panado during the blessing of Consuelo ParkWithin the bustling manufacturing estate of First Philippine Industrial Park (FPIP) lies Consuelo Park, a charming recreational park. Its scenic terrain of lush greens emulates ease and tranquility, offering locator-employees and guests a retreat away from the busy streets and factories that surround it.
Flourishing in its gentility, the park reflects the nurturing character of Ma. Consuelo Mercedes “Connie” Rufino Lopez, the late matriarch of the Lopez family and the inspiration behind the park’s name. Just as she embraced motherhood to care and provide for her family, the park was an outgrowth of her legacy, an answer to how FPIP can further vitalize and create a thriving and inclusive community in the estate for its locator-employees. Building Consuelo Park was the first step in mobilizing this vision.
Consuelo Park was thoughtfully designed to accommodate the varied recreational needs of both the locator-employees and the public. Upon entering the park, visitors are greeted by a 700-square meter outdoor amphitheater, an open area perfect for stimulating group activities or even just for lounging under the sun.
In the inner parts of the park awaits a 1.2-kilometer nature trail. Along the trail, visitors will find an assortment of amenities, such as educational signage, a red Japanese bridge, a koi pond, a viewing deck and a boardwalk, that will allow them to revel in nature and even learn the different plant species that thrive in the park. But apart from strolling, the park’s trail can be used for heart-pumping physical activities like jogging and cycling.
Consuelo Park was officially opened last Dec. 16, 2021. Since its soft opening, the park has already welcomed guests for casual leisure, company events and prenuptial shoots.
The park is open to the public for free from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Visitors are highly encouraged to follow the park’s rules and regulations. To learn more, visit the FPIP Facebook page: facebook.com/FPIPInc.
The red Japanese bridge and koi pond