The new nature park will provide residents with greater accessibility to green spaces and recreational areas.
The National Parks Board (NParks) announced on Sunday (Sep 5) that a new 4.8-hectare park has opened its gates in western Singapore.
Called the Bukit Gombak Park, the park is part of a nature corridor that connects the Central Nature Park Network and the Tengah Forest Corridor. It also offers park-goers an alternative to the nearby Bukit Timah Nature Reserve.
The Bukit Gombak Park was developed to provide residents with better access to green spaces and recreational facilities for families, said NParks.
Located on a hill, the park will encompass 4.8 hectares of land and is at 45m above sea level. A 400m-looped hill trek with 108 steps is also available for visitors to enjoy a panoramic view of the surrounding forest and greenery.
A highlight of the newly built Bukit Gombak Park is the Butterfly Garden, which is located at the highest point of the park. It is home to butterfly-attracting plants and over 20 species of butterflies.
Keeping in line with NParks’ goal of providing recreational spaces for families, the Bukit Gombak Park also includes a nature-inspired play area for children, featuring a 5.3m long slide that has been integrated into the natural sloped terrain. There are also play-equipment items such as balancing beams.
In addition, the park also features a 480 sq m Dog Run, the first in the Bukit Gombak area, with a sloped terrain for dogs to run unleashed and benches for dog owners to rest.
Other recreational spaces at the park include an outdoor fitness area, an open lawn for events, an allotment garden, and the Whisk and Paddle cafe for visitors to satisfy their hunger.
“Parks and green spaces play a vital role in uplifting our physical and mental health, especially during this challenging period.
“This latest addition to Bukit Gombak’s green belt is unique in the way it was co-created by Bukit Gombak residents and NParks as a community-oriented space,” said Ms Low Yen Ling, Mayor of the South West District.
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