Kent Ridge Park

  

Location  :  Vigilante Drive off South Buona Vista Road. Access via Vigilante Drive,
Science Park Drive and Pepys Road.

Size  :  47 Ha

About the park  :  The design of the park takes full advantage of the natural vegetation and topography of the site. Various look-out points offer visitors magnificent views of the off-shore islands like Pulau Duran Darat.

The natural vegetation is the secondary forest with groves of Tembusu, Acacias and Dillenias. You can hear the sounds of birds and insects breaking the silence and serenity of the park, while you stroll through the meandering path towards the two ponds at the foot of the ridge and enjoying the serene ambience away from the hustle and bustle of city living.

If you are a fitness enthusiast, Kent Ridge Park is the place to be. the most number of fitness stations - 20 to be exact. Nature groups will enjoy the nature trail located near Carpark A. Pitcher plants and wild orchids are found along this trail. On the eastern side of the park, towards the valley, is a natural pond teeming with turtles and fish such as the Japanese koi.

One of the last battles for Singapore was fought on this hill which dominated the harbour and the British military depots in the Ayer Rajah area. A plaque was installed at Carpark B in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the end of World War II.

As part of the Army's adoption of the park as The Army Green Park, two decommissioned M114 Artillery Guns and an AMX-13 Light Tank are displayed in the park to provide points of interest.

Canopy walk-Measuring 280-metres long, the bridge links Kent Ridge Park to the museum Reflections of Bukit Chandu, enhancing the park's and museum's accessibility to the public, especially the elderly and physically challenged. Walk along the bridge, you will be able to see sunbirds, doves, squirrels, lizards, and white-crested laughing thrushes. Apart from the signages that provide educational information on the various plants at the park, there is also a shelter for visitors to take a short break.

Related : TreeTop Walk at MacRitchie

Visitors can access the walkway either from Vigilante Drive followed by a 5 minutes walk from Carpark B or enter from the end of Pepys Road.

The park is lit from 7:00 pm to 7:00 am.

Facilities  :  Fitness stations, shelters, restroom, nature trail, multi-purpose court, canopy walk

Activities  :  Exercising, nature walks, birdwatching, in-line blading

Getting there  :  Service 200. Alight at South Buona Vista Road and proceed by foot via Vigilante Drive
Service 92. Alight at the end of Science Park Drive.
Services 10, 30, 51, 61, 143 and 176 to Pasir Panjang Road and proceed by foot via Pepys Road.


Carparks are available at the park.

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