The Gazebo View Park is officially my happy place! This park was previously known as Paradise Ranch located at Brgy. San Vicente Bamban, Tarlac. A roughly 2.5 hour drive from Quezon City without any stop overs using both Skyway and NLEX.
Reaching Clark is just 2 hours. The 30mins goes to the rough road on the way to The Gazebo View Park. You have to be fully alert while driving due to the narrow and uneven road.
The Gazebo View Park Rates
Upon reaching the gate, you have to pay P100.00 fee for a parking space inside Gazebo View Park. You may also park outside for free. You just have a to walk a bit farther. But, if you’re planning to have a picnic or spend the whole day at the park, it’s best to park inside. If not, you can save yourself P100 and burn more calories.
P30.00 P20 per adult (used to be per car) and entrance fee – P50.00 P75.00 per person 😕 – kids below 3 years old are free of charge.
The Gazebo View Park is dedicated in promoting environmental conversion and work program for the community. Each time you visit, you help them plant a tree to support their programs and services promoting responsibility to the people they serve by providing jobs instead of doling out.
The Gazebo View Park + Mental and Physical Health
Being in nature helps improve your overall well being. A day spent hiking in the wilderness reduces stress and lowers down your risk of depression. While hiking isn’t just a lower body workout. Hiking on a rugged, rocky, or root-infested path forces the body to use muscles in the hips, knees, and ankles that are rarely used.
It helps you develop your core strength that can dramatically improve your balance and lowers your risk of stumbling or falling both on the trail and in everyday life.
This park has a non busy trails perfect for a nature walk or simply to just enjoy a quiet picnic. As always, be early! places like this tends to be crowded from 1:00pm on-wards. We went on a Sunday and it wasn’t that crowded (yet) but if you can, go on a weekday.
Upon reaching the top, you’ll be rewarded with a breathtaking view of the Sacobia-Bamban River. However, this area was severely impacted by the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo in 1991, which caused widespread destruction in the valley and the river. As a result, large amounts of hardened mudflow or “lahar” continue to obstruct most parts of the river even today.
Wait, this is not really the top, there’s still few steps to get to the higher area but I ain’t going to lie. I am not the healthiest person and yes, I used to hike in a real woods and trail but this time… I can’t go up higher anymore! (grabe kulang nalang gumapang na ako sa pagod hahah) Probably next time I go there i’ll be able to reach to the top.
Are Kids Allowed?
One of the most commonly asked questions during the pandemic is whether kids are allowed in the park. The answer is yes! Families can be seen having picnics all around, but it’s important to keep in mind that practicing safety protocols is still a must.
You can bring your own picnic blanket or tent to enjoy the day, or rent a small hut or table starting at a fee of P600.00 (not so sure about this. I just saw a sign posted). So bring the whole family and have a fun and safe day out!
Fishing is also available. Plus, there’s also a huge garden where kids can play, run around and burn their bottled up energy.
Gazebo View Park Rules
NOTE : The Gazebo View Park Entrance Fee is P75.00 for adult and kids above 3 years old as of our last visit 12 FEB 2022.
There are plenty of simple outdoor activities that the whole family can enjoy here at The Gazebo View Park, but it’s important to be responsible. Please practice basic safety protocols and only recreate with members of your immediate household (let’s avoid abusing or being unruly).
Be extra careful – this is not something to do anything crazy outdoors. Bikes are not allowed! Leave no trace – bring your trash with you and last but not the least, practice outdoor ethics – there are toilets available at the top of the hill and near the parking lot, so please use them instead of urinating anywhere you please. It’s important to keep the area clean and hygienic for everyone’s benefit.
Unfortunately, I have seen some individuals disregarding this and urinating by the bushes. This is not only unpleasant but also unsanitary. So please be considerate and respectful towards others by using the available facilities.
Before you go, plan your trip. You will sweat! like a LOT! So, make sure to wear comfortable outfit, bring lots of water, extra shirts, towels, some snack and be prepared for an awesome fun filled day with your family!
February 2022 Update
Yesterday, we decided to go back and have a walk. Their entrance fee increased. It used to be only P50.00 and now it’s P75.00 it’s still affordable but it made me question why? did they add some new attraction?
As I explore the place… nope, I didn’t see anything major. BUT, one thing I noticed is that the place have more blooming flowers and probably they need additional funds for The Gazebo View Park’s upkeep and maintenance.
Since it’s a Sunday, there were more kids at the park + more families having picnic. Expect noise and the park is not as tranquil as before. I am so happy to see the kids enjoying their day, running around, hearing their laughter – reminds me of how it feels like being a worry free kid.
As for me, I was able to do 5,000+ steps that day, enjoyed my day and that is more than enough for me. I don’t know if I will go back anytime soon because, I found a similar place within the city with more affordable rates and less travel time.
Linking it on this post as soon as finish writing it. If you live in Metro Manila and in need to breathe & take time for yourself, i highly recommend visiting this Nature Park in Quezon City.
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