Fun, active lifestyle at the park
Filinvest City, the premier garden central business district in the Metro South, recently opened two other sections of its Spectrum Linear Park, a foliage-canopied walkway that spans across the north and south ends of the township, as it further promotes a more fun, active lifestyle.Since its opening last year, Filinvest City’s Spectrum Linear Park has been drawing a steady stream of people who enjoy its close to one-kilometer span. Now accessible via vehicles, this span is accentuated by trees, landscaped pathways, lighted seating areas, and stimulating outdoor art installations.To make it more enjoyable for employees, residents, and guests, a free Wi-Fi access powered by Smart Communications can now be experienced at the park.
Whereas one part of the park is more linear and traditional in design—the area being nearest to the office blocks—the new portion is envisioned to be more playful, serving as a transition from the business side of the development to its softer, garden side.Another section, meanwhile, presents fewer “hardscapes”—that is, walkways and path pavers—and offers more foliage, trees, and greenery for a truly relaxing environment. This then transitions to the soon-to-be-constructed Creekside Park, which boasts a “living creek” on top of a thriving bird habitat.
With all these eco-centric innovations, the Spectrum Linear Park will serve as a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of city living—a place where people can come together, take a break, enjoy outdoor activities, and have a healthy dose of nature while in the metro.
This also proves that a balanced urban masterplan, as espoused by Filinvest City where all the components of a thriving township is complimented by open spaces and pedestrian-friendly features like wide sidewalks and bike lanes, is possible.“A key element in our plan is the enhancement of existing open spaces into functional ones like parks. It is through this that we aim to provide city dwellers a smarter, more sustainable township,” relates Filinvest Alabang, Inc. senior vice president for townships Don S. Ubaldo.He adds, “While we already have all the components of a thriving community, we, in Filinvest City, still believe that lush, open spaces are a kind of luxury that will continue to attract locators and investors.”