NParks has announced plans to create a new 15 km long nature trail along East Coast Park, stretching from Gardens by the Bay East to Changi. This will be done over the next 10 years.
New Features Along the East Coast Park Nature Trail
The nature trail along East Coast Park will run the entire length of the eastern coast of Singapore. This will include new therapeutic gardens at Areas D and F.
New nature playgardens will be opened at Areas E and F. These will complement the existing nature playgardens along East Coast Park which can be found at Coastal PlayGrove, Cyclist Park and Raintree Cove.
For those who are not familiar with the area naming conventions, East Coast Park is divided into eight area from A to G, with A being the closest to Gardens by the Bay and G closest to Changi Airport. East Coast Park is Singapore’s largest and most popular park with 7.5 million visits annually and a distinct coastal identity.
There will also be trails that run through the forest patches in the park.
The to-be-built East Coast Park nature trail will link up all the therapeutic gardens, nature playgardens and forest patches, allowing people to have a more nature-based experience at the popular park.
Lush Connections along East Coast Park
Desmond Lee, Minister for National Development, said, “The nature trail that we plan to create will provide a lush and natural connection between these areas, and will add another recreational route to the recently announced ones that we are creating across our island, such as the 18-km Eastern Corridor which will run from East Coast to Pasir Ris. This will provide Singaporeans with more opportunities to enjoy nature and the outdoors, and help make Singapore more green, liveable and sustainable, as part of our vision of a City in Nature.”