Holland Green Linear Park runs alongside the large Bukit Timah First Diversion Canal. It is a long park that provides a connection point from Sixth Avenue towards Bukit Timah Road, and, in time to come, the Rail Corridor.
Alongside Holland Plain road is the most visible part of Holland Green Linear Park. However, there is more to it to explore. Here’s what you can see Holland Green Linear Park.
5 Things To See at Holland Green Linear Park
Bukit Timah First Diversion Canal
This large canal is impossible to miss. It was originally constructed in the 1960s and 1970s to provide relief to the flooding that regularly took place along Bukit Timah Road. The large canal that exists today was the result of upgrading that took place in 2018 and provides flood protection for the Upper Bukit Timah catchment area. It eventually connects with the Sungei Pandan canal.
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Holland Green Linear Park Wetland System
At the westerly end of the park is the Holland Green Linear Park Wetland System. This includes a low marsh planting to help remove impurities from the water and a sedimentation basis. It is a nicely landscaped area that look out towards the Rail Corridor.
Rain Garden and Fitness Area
Alongside Holland Plain, there is a fitness area with exercise equipment.
It is located just beside a rain garden. This is an area that collects run-off from the surrounding housing estate and helps to filter the water the water before it is let loose into the Bukit Timah First Diversion Canal. The rain garden is part of PUB’s ABC (Active, Beautiful, Clean) Water programme.
Fong Yun Thai Building
The Fong Yun Thai compound houses a columbarium. However, it is distinct because the main building here is shaped like a Hakka roundhouse.
Holland Green Linear Park Playground
Holland Green Linear Park Playground can be found at the eastern end of the park. It is set in the a small sandy area. There are two small play structures at the playground, both with slides.
Kids can also enjoy a set of swings, one of which has a bucket seat.
Besides the small play structures, the other noteworthy pieces of equipment at the Holland Green Linear Park playground include a small old-style merry-go-round and a seesaw which make use of tires to cushion the impact of hitting the ground.
Holland Green Linear Park to Connect to Rail Corridor
In July 2021, it was announced that Holland Green Linear Park will be connected up to the Rail Corridor, providing another access point for those who wish to make use of the popular trekking path that passes through the Clementi Forest.