Wright Park is one of the most popular parks in Baguio City. It’s an excellent place for a family outing, and there’s always something going on there. The park has a playground, a horse riding park, and plenty of open space for picnics and games. There are also several restaurants and cafes in the park, so you can grab a bite to eat while you’re there.
Wright Park was named after Governor Luke E. Wright, a political figure in his era who served as Governor-General of the Philippines between 1904 and 1906 and also as Secretary of War from 1908 to 1909.
American soldiers have used the park to relax and unload some of their wartime burdens and worries. As a result, it has been well-maintained, and very few changes have been made to the place since the date it was built, although experts can easily argue upon this.
It is one of the exciting places you can visit while in Baguio. Situated almost at the front of The Mansion, the park offers a few activities such as horseback riding, strolling along with the “pool of pines,” and taking pictures from the great background. This quiet promenade has long stairways that lead directly to the stables where you can rent a horse ride, pretty fun activity for kids and adults alike.
This park also houses some native stores where you can chance upon great souvenirs and stuffs you can bring home as gifts or just additional ornaments for your home.
Natives regularly perform tribal dances, so have your cameras ready when roaming around the area.
This is also a very nice startup point for those who wish to see what Baguio can offer. It sits right in front of another point of interest: “The Mansion,” an elegantly built Spanish-influenced building that serves as the official summer residence of the current Philippine president.
Also, it is one ride away from Mines View Park, accented by a view deck atop the mountain, overlooking the old location where copper and silver were once mined.