Burnham Park is the very heart of Baguio
City in the Philippines. It is located at the most valuable
piece of Baguio real estate and is free for the enjoyment
of visitors and residents alike.
Designed by and named after premier American
architect and urban planner, Daniel Hudson Burnham, who also
designed the original plan for Baguio City. Burnham Park remains,
to this day, one of the Philippines' most well known and best-loved
It retains much of Daniel Burnham's original
design and lay-out a century ago, with a few features added,
in true Filipino fashion, to make it a vibrant center of activity
for everyone to enjoy. This page will contain photos and information
on the different cluster areas of Burnham Park very soon!
Burnham Park has 12 cluster areas: the man-made lake with
rowboats for hire, a childrens playground, the skating rink,
the Rose Garden, the Orchidarium, Igorot Garden, Melvin Jones
Grandstand, the Athletic Bowl, a Picnic Grove, the Japanese
Peace Tower, Pine Trees of the World and Sunshine Park.
Originally designed as a much-needed green
park, to provide a bustling city with a peaceful environment
with wide open green spaces, Burnham Park under Filipino administration
is now an amusement park with boating, bicycle and skating
areas, sports and gaming areas, plus a few eateries.