This October, Parkmall promises to hold the grandest celebrations to commemorate its fourth anniversary. On the first day of its anniversary month, Parkmall’s management unveiled the mall’s new thrusts and their upcoming events to cap the year 2012.
A New Parkmall
During the opening program for its month-long celebration, General Manager Neal Carlson Co informed the tenants and members of the media how Parkmall is different from other shopping centers in Cebu. Among other things, Mr. Co reiterated how the mall offers a much relaxed shopping and dining experience. He points out that the mall is considered a long-term sustainable project and is leading the trend in open-air lifestyle centers. In connection to this, the mall has taken on a brand new tagline. From “Where Excitement Never Ends,” it is now “Parkmall…Taking it easy.”
The eco-friendly mall launched its new season with enhanced environs in order to make one’s shopping and dining experience more pleasant, just like having a leisurely walk in the park. Among these enhancements are indoor trees, grass carpets, rocking chairs, and calesa kiosks. They’ve even tossed out the old security guard uniforms and have adopted the “Park Rangers” look for their security personnel. Their housekeeping personnel will now wear the “Scouts” uniform and they will be bringing their cleaning materials inside native cleaning trolleys.
For their fourth year, Parkmall aims to maintain intimate tenant-owner relationship while creating hassle-free shopping experiences for customers.
Shoppers can look forward to different fun themes each week.
The first week is dubbed as Nature Park Week. The month-long festivities officially kicked off on October 1, 2012, with the opening of the “Parks of the World” photo exhibit by renowned Cebuano photographer Ted Madamba and his students. The exhibit will run until October 7. Aside from the photo exhibit, there will be a week-long Wild Life Show and Exhibit courtesy of Crown Regency Hotel and Resorts, as well as a plant and flower expo. From October 5 to October 7, the Cebu Avian Society will hold a bird show.
Parkmall takes pride in being Cebu's 1st pet friendly mall. In this line, it will hold its annual Octoberpets this October 7. The Cebu Companion Animal Practitioners Association will hold a free veterinary consultation. There will also be a pet blessing, pet care lectures, games, exhibits, and more. The event starts at 10 a.m. and there is no registration fee. Everyone is invited to visit the mall and bring their pets along for another enjoyable bonding experience.
The second week is Adventure Park Week. There will be a lot of fun activities to choose from, including Go Karting by Kartzone, Tyrolean Traverse, ATV and 8x8 by Danasan Eco Park, and Wall Climbing by Vertigo Habagat. On October 12, the Free Energy Coop will hold the Longboard Freestyle Competition.
The mall will also hold the Great Parkmall Adventure Race, which is a two-day race featuring two categories. Companies and organizations will race on October 13, while the October race will feature the Family and Open category. The team wearing uniforms with the best design will win a bonus prize. The registration fee is Php 500 per team. The deadline for registration is on October 8. For more details on the Great Parkmall Adventure Race, you can call Dianne at (032) 344-7817 local 820.
The third week is Carnival Park Week. Kids and kids at heart will enjoy the carousel and ferries wheel that the mall will be having from October 11 to October 31. For the whole week, they will also feature the Nerf Shooting Kidsville and Indoor Carnival with game booths such as Angry Birds, tic-tac-toe and more.
On October 20, and as part of Carnival Park Week, Parkmall is inviting fashionistas and pet lovers to join the third installment of Pawshionista. This year’s theme is “Pets in Wonderland,” which is why participants and their pets are encouraged to dress up in matching costumes in order to win exciting prizes. Registration period is from September 28 to October 18, at Parkmall’s Customer Service Desk. For inquiries, you can call (032)344-7817 local 810 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The last week of October is called the Halloween Park Week. Children 12 years and below will enjoy their Trick-or-Treat event. Shoppers should not miss the Haunted Park horror booth, which opens on October 8. It will last until October 31. Hunting Treats will be on October 28. For more information, call (032)345-5153 or (032)344-7817 locals 810 or 820.
Apart from the fun weekly activities, the management has also prepared a street food fair to be held every Fridays and Saturdays of the month. The “Banquete,” will take place at the Parkmall Playground where a live band will also entertain the customers. These will be in addition to the regular Dog Walks and Fitness activities held at the mall on weekends.