The next day, after breakfast at the hotel, Grace and I took the jeepney to Burnham Park. It being our last day in the city, we didn’t want to leave without having visited the park. This centrally located and thickly-wooded park, named after Daniel H. Burnham, the American architect and urban planner who planned Baguio, is the city’s foremost and oldest park which forms the heart of the city.
Grace and I particularly liked its focal point, the romantic, photogenic and man-made Burnham Lake. The lake was formerly a natural spring which drained northward to the foot of Session Rd. to join with the Balili River in La Trinidad. Grace, a lover of flowers, also visited the orchidarium with its various flowers and orchids on display and for sale. Also within the park are restaurants, a children’s playground, flower-punctuated walks, parade ground, and sports and recreational facilities (skating, biking, football, etc.).
|Grace at Burnham Lake|