Petron Corporation has partnered with the Philippine National Police (PNP) in establishing one of the nation’s first interactive road safety parks to provide children and their parents an interesting venue to learn about road safety.
Located inside Camp Crame in Quezon City, the PNP-Petron Children’s Road Safety Park is an open space featuring a driving lane that winds across multiple traffic markers and other instructional signages. Here, children can have hands-on experience and learn various rules on how to be safe on the road and extend courtesy to motorists and pedestrians. Plus, it will have its own Petron station to give the park a ‘real-world’ feel and seen throughout the park are bigger-than-life sculptures of popular action figures such as Iron Man and Spider Man to create a ‘theme park’ vibe.
The PNP-Petron Children’s Road Safety Park builds on the strategic partnership between Petron and the PNP under the Lakbay Ligtas program which utilizes Petron service stations to increase police visibility nationwide. There are now 300 Petron stations under the project and is expected to expand to 1,000 by year-end. Both are looking to engage the Department of Education in promoting road safety among the millions of primary school children in the country, with the PNP-Petron Children’s Road Safety Park as a principal learning venue.
Admission to the park is free of charge but is subject to the existing regulations at Camp Crame. Before entering the park, visitors will be briefed by the PNP-Police Community Relations Group (PCRG) on road safety rules and practices. A PNP Museum Tour can also be included in the itinerary for those who are on tour in the camp, or are merely there to visit.