On weekends and holidays, you’re bound to see local families having fun together at this kid-friendly park in Barangay Molino 5. Bacoor Family Ecopark features a playground, a lagoon for boat riding and fishing, and a multipurpose hall for get-togethers and meetings. Occupying about half a hectare of land, the park also has small nipa huts for guests — the perfect place to enjoy Bacoor’s famous Digman halo-halo!

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Picnics at Bacoor Family Ecopark: 5 Tips for Families and Friends

When you’re tired of the mall and itching to spend time outdoors, a picnic at a park could just be what the doctor ordered. Picnics can be fuss-free and fun, and it’s a great way to spend time with loved ones, whether you’re cooking up a feast or simply dropping by on a whim. Here’s what you can do to make your picnics as enjoyable as possible.

1. Pack light, but don’t forget the essentials

You don’t want to be lugging around a huge amount of stuff, but you also don’t want to be unprepared. Don’t forget to bring a first aid kit, sunblock, and extra clothes, especially if your picnic involves kids. You should also bring bottled water, napkins, and bug spray. If you plan on staying in the park for a long time, it’s also a good idea to bring a beach umbrella.

Though Bacoor Family Ecopark has 10 huts for picnickers, you might also want to picnic on the grass. If so, don’t forget to bring a picnic blanket or banig — you don’t want to have insects crawling all over your goodies. Choose a picnic blanket that’s machine-washable, in case of food and grass stains.

2. Prepare simple but delicious food

Choose food that’s light and easy to transport. Wraps and sandwiches are delicious and easy to eat: no cutlery needed! If you need to keep things chilled, store them in your freezer first if you have time. Freeze water or juice the night before, so they can help keep everything else chilled in your cooler. Also, remember not to let food sit outdoors for more than an hour, as you don’t want to accidentally consume spoiled food.

Bring snacks like nuts and chips for everyone to munch on throughout the day. You could also easily get some snacks from one of Bacoor Family Ecopark’s seven general merchandise stalls.

3. Bring games

There are plenty of family-friendly activities at Bacoor Family Ecopark: a playground, a lagoon for boat riding and fishing, and some animals as well. But you can also make sure that everyone has fun by packing some games. This could be anything from frisbee and badminton to simple playing cards or board games.

4. Be considerate

Bacoor Family Ecopark is a beautiful place that anyone can enjoy for free. If you want to bring a radio or portable speakers, be mindful of other guests and keep the volume low enough so it doesn’t drown out everyone else.

And as with any other public place, we should be considerate of other people and leave the picnic area as clean — or even cleaner — as you found it. Opt for eco-friendly picnic supplies (like biodegradable plates and cups), and don’t forget to bring garbage bags.

Bacoor Family Ecopark is open from 6 am to 7 pm on Mondays to Thursdays, and 6 am to 9 pm on Fridays to Sundays.

How to Get to Bacoor Family Ecopark

From CAVITEx, take the exit towards Bacoor/Las Piñas. Continue along Emilio Aguinaldo Highway then along Molino Boulevard for 7.1 kilometers. Turn right after the PTT Gas Station (on your right), then continue down Molino Road for 1 kilometer. Turn right onto Avenida Rizal, then turn right towards the Sto. Niño de Molino Parish Church. Turn right again in front of the church and onto St. Jerome Emiliani Street and continue until you reach Bacoor Family Ecopark.

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