In line with the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) latest advisory to minimise further spread of COVID-19, playgrounds/nature playgardens, fishing areas, fitness corners/stations, football fields, basketball/volleyball court facilities, dog runs and water play/water recreational facilities are closed until 4 May. While parks and gardens remain open during this period for the public to exercise, gathering in groups in parks is not permitted
Bishan Ang Mo Kio Park is a popular park located in the Bishan and Ang Mo Kio areas of Singapore.
Formerly known as the Bishan Park, the estate was built to serve as a buffer between the Bishan New Town and the Ang Mo Kio New Town, while offering residents a leisurely destination to relax in a lush, green oasis.
Bishan Ang Mo Kio Park, History, Cafe, Food, Playground & Map, Singapore
It has undergone recent renovations, and now features three playgrounds for kids, which are equipped with stepping stones, bridges, and a riverside gallery to promote interaction with water systems nearby. A wheelchair-accessible swing and merry-go-round are also found here, thoughtfully catering to kids with special needs.
Other attractions include ponds, river plains, a community garden, dog run, fitness area, foot reflexology path, a vantage point, therapeutic garden, butterfly habitat, and gardens; all of which are well-maintained throughout the year.
The park also features an allotment garden, where locals can freely have their own space to nurture your green thumb. Each plot is 2.5 x 1 meter in size, consisting of a planter bed which can be leased for up to three years for a fee.
One of the park’s special attributes is the vibrant flora and fauna. In fact, biodiversity has increased some 30% since the naturalised river was introduced, which is part of the Active, Beautiful, Clean Waters Programme (ABC Waters); an initiative that seeks to transform Singapore’s bodies of water into tasteful, relaxing areas that encourage recreation and community bonding.
If you’re lucky, you may get to migratory birds such as the Spotted Wood Owl, Zanzibar Red Bishop, and the Long-Tailed Parakeet. Other birds seen here on occasion include the Purple Heron, White-Breasted Waterhen, and the Scaly-Breasted Munia.
The Bishan Ang Mo Kio Park has received numerous awards through the years, which serve as an acknowledgement to its world-class facilities, landscape, and playgrounds, to name a few. It’s located along Bishan Road and Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1. The park is opening 24 hours a day, with the lighting hours between 7pm and 7am.