Paco Park was supposed to be a cemetery for the aristocratic Spanish families, but only three Filipino martyr priests are buried here; Mario Gomez, Jose Burgos, and Jacinto Zamora, who were executed by the Spanish in the late 1800’s. Paco park was a central ammunition and supply depot during World War II for the Japanese defending against the Americans.
This park has huge thick adobe walls encircling it. There are several trenches surrounding the park, and interior adobe walls as well. Inside of Paco Park, the St. Pancratius Chapel was built, where weddings and receptions are held for couples who want a garden like setting.