Marikina Riverbanks is home to the Marikina Riverbanks Center which is a mall home to Savemore Supermarket, Off-Price Dept. Store, Handyman and a lot of specialty and outlet shops. The mall is also popular for its huge section dedicated to shoes of all brands. The World's Largest Shoes made by Marikenos is also displayed in the mall right beside the shoe stores.
|Riverbanks Amphitheater at night|
There are 3 ways to get to Marikina Riverbanks. If you're coming from C-5 Libis, take the Marikina fork and follow the road parallel to the Marikina River. It will take you straight to Riverbanks. If you're coming from Antipolo, travel via Marcos Highway and take the exit after passing SM City Marikina and the bridge. If you're coming from Aurora Blvd in Quezon City, take the left fork flyover leading to Barangka, Marikina. Turn right at the 2nd stoplight which leads to Marikina Riverbanks.
Marikina Riverpark is around 2 kilometers away from Marikina Riverbankst. Both places are also connected by a pedestrian path parallel to the Marikina River and it would take a 10 - 15 minute walk to get from one to the other.
During the day, Marikina Riverpark serves as a bike and jogging path to several nearby residents. Health conscious people also form regular groups and exercise daily at the Riverpark. Just beside the riverpark is a prominent statue of a lady and a ship. The Lady statue is popularly known as Marikit-Na who in one legend is believed to be where the name Marikina was derived. The ship behind her used to be a floating restaurant but discontinued service after Typhoon Ondoy. During the Christmas season, the entire open lot of Marikina Riverpark is transformed into a bargain tiangge area where hundreds of vendors put up stalls to sell all kinds of items in time for the holiday season.
|Marikit-Na Statue at Marikina Riverpark|
To get to Marikina Riverpark from Quezon City, head to Aurora Blvd and take the left fork flyover to Marikina proper. Go straight until you reach the Marikina Bridge. To the right is the Marikina Riverpark. From C-5, take the same route as going to Marikina Riverbanks and head to the end connecting A Bonifacio St. Turn right and head straight till you reach the Marikina Bridge.
If you're bringing a car, you need to take a left turn at J.P. Rizal after crossing the bridge. Then, take the immediate 1st left which will lead you to a road under the bridge which connects to the Riverpark stretch. Parking is free along the Riverpark.
In any case, both Marikina Riverbanks and Marikina Riverpark are worth visiting and provide a scenic view of the Marikina River.