Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park (https://www.nparks.gov.sg/gardens-parks-and-nature/parks-and-nature-reserves/bishan---ang-mo-kio-park)
Since its extensive makeover, this 62-hectare green space has become one of the most popular urban parks in the Central Region. NParks and PUB joined hands in redesigning the verdant space by introducing landscaped lawns and a naturalised 3km river lined with colourful blooms. This is a park for all ages. Adults will appreciate the meandering cycling and jogging tracks, while kids will enjoy exploring (and dipping their feet into) the river that employs biotechnology to recycle and cleanse rainwater.
Designed as a small representation of natural habitats found in Singapore, this eco-friendly park has become a sanctuary for flora and fauna that includes local and migratory birds. Habitats to be explored in this 36-hectare park include open grasslands, freshwater wetlands and secondary rainforests. Hiking trails set within the park ensures that nature lovers and fitness enthusiasts have every opportunity to be surrounded in nature in its most untouched state.
Alexandra Linear Park (https://www.nparks.gov.sg/gardens-parks-and-nature/park-connector-network/alexandra-canal-linear-park)
Linking Commonwealth Avenue to Tanglin Road and the Alexandra Park Connector, this1.4km green stretch built over the Alexandra Canal not only offers seamless connectivity between the neighbourhoods, it also contains fitness corners, playgrounds, cycling and jogging tracks and a skate corner complete with ramps and railings. The fact that it is located within steps of housing developments mean that residents can take a break from the hustle and bustle of urban living in a quiet and verdant space easily.
Sembawang Park (https://www.nparks.gov.sg/gardens-parks-and-nature/parks-and-nature-reserves/sembawang-park)
Located in the Northern Region, this peaceful park is dotted with quiet resting spots and views of the Johore Straits. History buffs will appreciate the park’s links to Singapore’s naval history. The conserved Beaulieu House, the Sembawang Jetty and the remains of the Sembawang Pier can still be found in the vicinity. Other historical attractions at the park include the former British Naval Base, Admiralty House, Kampong Wak Hassan, Masjid Petempatan Melayu Sembawang and Sembawang Memorial, making the park a place for both relaxation and reflection.
Jurong Central Park (https://www.nparks.gov.sg/gardens-parks-and-nature/parks-and-nature-reserves/jurong-central-park)
As the first park in Singapore to feature life-sized boardgames, Jurong Central Park is sure to be a hit with kids of all ages. Conveniently situated across Boon Lay MRT Station, the 8-hectare park was developed based on traditional children’s boardgames albeit blown up into larger-than-life proportions that have been made out of greenery, sculpted terrains and play equipment. The park has also been landscaped with aquatic and wetland plants to immerse visitors in nature.