Last November 26, a refreshed Jaime Velasquez Park was reopened to park visitors who were welcomed with serenades from the Makati Live buskers which are scheduled to perform every Friday and Saturday at 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
The project to revitalize the park, located at Salcedo Village, was headed by Makati Central Estate Association (MACEA), together with Ayala Land, Inc., Barangay Bel-Air and the Makati LGU.
Named after the late Colonel Jaime C. Velasquez, chief executor of the Makati Master Plan, the park remains a vital landmark in the city as it continues to be a venue for wellness that encourages an individual to reconnect with the community in a landscape that offers tranquility.
Being one of the four pockets of green in MCBD, the newly improved park, featuring a wide open space, a large grassy lawn and trellised walkway, houses a children’s park, pet park, community center, barangay office, and satellite clinic with public restrooms.
Art enthusiasts will be able to enjoy Impy Pilapil’s visual artworks, one of the features of the park, and expect a bi-annual contemporary art fair called “Art in the Park”.