The true beauty of nature and its abundance, harnessed and preserved by the City Government, transpires in Cogon Eco-Tourism Park. It is considered as Dipolog City’s premier ecological destination and a favorite site for local and foreign outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers.
Named after its location, the hinterlands of Barangay Cogon, the Cogon Eco-Tourism Park covers a total land area of 344 hectares of environmental rest area park and preserved forest that stretches up to the neighboring Municipality of Polanco.
Since its establishment in 1958, massive tree planting is done every year as reforestation. And as of today, Cogon Eco-Tourism Park is the sanctuary of a variety of fauna commonly mature trees which include Mahogany, Teak, Yemane, Lumbayao, Molave, Acacia, Narra, Mayapis, Lauan, Narig, Tianong, Duguan, Lumbayao, Rattan and Nato, and home of at least ten rare fauna species such as the Philippine Monkey, the Pigeon Dove, the Philippine Turtle Dove, the Monitor Lizard, and the Fruit Bats.
Cogon Eco-Tourism Park has three most known established structures: the Reception/Administration Building which serves as information office and souvenir shop, the Aviary, which is the place where visitors can catch a glimpse of the exotic birds endemic to the area. The third structure in the Eco Park is the famous Replica of Subanen (River People) Village.
The area is perfect for field trips and other outdoor activities. With its dense forestry, verdant lush greens, and rare finds of fauna, Cogon Eco-Tourism Park is truly a sanctuary where everybody can enjoy its clean surroundings, savour the fresh air, and appreciate God’s masterpiece, developed by humans to create a perfect refuge not far from the heart of the city.