Brooke’s Point to get its own durian park, says Mayor Maryjean Feliciano
Brooke’s Point residents, are you ready for this?
Brooke’s Point will develop an 8-hectare land into a durian park, Mayor Maryjean Feliciano said in a Facebook post.
Feliciano visited the area recently and said the park was inspired by Indonesia’s Durian Farm which has been a hit with tourists.
According to her, the property was offered to Brooke’s Point three years ago and she took an immediate liking to it when she saw it had a stream that didn’t run dry even during the summer.
The area could be used for agri-tourism that she also wants to develop, she said.
The place could be used for prenup pictorials, family picnics, and field trips, she added.
The mayor also said that aside from native durian, other indigenous and endemic trees likewise abound in the area and she told workers to put tags with their local and scientific names for educational purposes.
But since it will be a durian park, she vowed that it would be planted with the most delicious durian, courtesy of Governor Jose Alvarez who donated the seedlings.
Prepare yourselves, the durian is coming!
“Visited the 8 hectares land that our LGU will develop as Brookes Point Durian Park located at Sitio Pangatleban, Brgy. Ipilan.( Inspired by Indonesia’s Durian Farm that is frequented by tourists.)
This property was offered to us 3 years ago and I was immediately smitten upon seeing a stream that never run dry even during summer. Perfect for another eco-agri-tourism that we want our town to be known for. This can also be a place for prenup, family picnic, field trip, etc.
Native durian and other indigenous and endemic trees likewise abound in the area, as such we advised our workers to keep them and put a name tag (local and scientific name) on every tree for educational purposes.
We will plant the most delicious Durian that we have ever tasted, thanks to Governor Jose Alvarez who donated and delivered the seedlings of that variety with instructions on how to plant and grow them successfully.
May the LORD bless this endeavor,” Feliciano posted.