Ayala Triangle Park is the first urban park to be built in Manila. Its design and construction has taken place during a period when an emerging middle class has adopted an awareness and interest in a healthy and more sustainable lifestyle. The impact of this park on the residents of Makati has been profound. For the first time in Makati's history, there is a space that is large and safe enough to gather, exercise, hold events, picnic with families, and enjoy a large green space away from the overwhelming urban cacophony of the busy streets in the surrounding area. Joggers circuit the network of park paths every day. Major holidays and festivals are celebrated in the park plaza, drawing crowds from the community. For the first time, the residents of Manila have an identifiable civic heart for their city–a precious achievement for a city moving towards a new way of life amidst the developing world.