|Woodlands Waterfront was conceptualised along the theme of 'active and healthy community lifestyle' and consists of a 1.5km long waterfront promenade including Fitness Promenade and Look-Out Point (Johor Baru's skyline), a 9ha park waterfront park including Picnic Green, Central Spine Event Plaza, Multi-Generational Playground (with a unique two storey high bridges made of meshed rope, called "skywald"), undulating track for cyclists and runners, a Scenic Trail; and a 400m long jetty. These facilities provide a variety of recreational opportunities for the residents of Woodlands and the North Region.
A toilet is available at the Central Spine Event Plaza. If you want to buy drinks from the vending machine, do remember to bring along coins.
Woodlands Waterfront is linked to Admiralty Park and other parks in the northern region of Singapore along the 25km long Northern Explorer Park Connector Network.
The Woodlands Waterfront project is part of the Urban Redevelopment Authority’s Parks and Waterbodies Plan, which seeks to enhance Singapore's green spaces and waterbodies on an island-wide basis. The project is under URA’s ALivE, or Active, Liveable and Endearing Communities programme, which upgrades waterfront areas, enhance community areas and improve amenities in these places.
The proposal for this project was first featured during the Woodlands Improvement Plan exhibition in 2002 and again under the Leisure Plan of the draft Master Plan exhibition in 2008.
Woodlands Waterfront was launched on Sunday May 23, 2010, about three hectares were opened to the public for this first phase. A 700m-long cantilevered waterfront promenade was open to the public in November 2010, also brings visitors closer to the coastline. On 23 January 2011 was the official opening by Health Minister Khaw Boon Wan. The S$19m project took about two years to build.
There is a storyboard on the Background, History, Old Photos, Plants and Animals at the Woodlands Waterfront.