Toa Payoh Town Park
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Admission
   
Free.
   
Open
   
Daily.
   
Transportation
   
A 3-minute walk from Toa Payoh MRT Station / Bus Interchange.
   
Information
   
Toa Payoh Town Park
Junction of Toa Payoh Lorong 2 and Toa Payoh Lorong 6.
Tel: 1800-471 7300
Website: www.nparks.gov.sg

Toa Payoh Town Park is approximately 4.8 ha. At the heart of the garden is a 0.8 ha carp pond, which contains a cluster of islands linked by bridges. The islands are skillfully arranged to give you a 27m viewing tower, one of the significant landmark in Toa Payoh.

The park is furnished with amenities such as open-concept restrooms, a large pavilion with a stage for organised activities, rustic-looking gazebos for the relaxation of visitors and brightly coloured pathways for an enjoyable stroll or jog around the park.

The park also features such as cascading pools at the edge of the pond, fountain pool around the observation tower, trellises with climbing plants, colourful landscapes throughout the park and festive lighting during national celebrations.

Despite the pressure on land for housing, this garden was the result of an enlightened decision by the HDB in the early 70s, to allocate a large area of the New Town for a landscaped park. This park was popular with couples in the 70s for their wedding photography, especially those recapturing the chic and fashion of the seventies.

The main features of the park are the observation tower and the landscaped pond surrounded by willowing trees.

The park was redeveloped to meet present needs and was completed in 2005. A portion of the park, which was once occupied by a temporary bus interchange, has been reinstated and re-opened to the public. It is now furnished with amenities such as open-concept restrooms, a large pavilion with stage for organized activities, rustic-looking gazebos for the relaxation of visitors and brightly coloured pathways for an enjoyable stroll or jog around the park. The observation tower has also been rejuvenated.

In 2007, there is a new walkway, about 30 to 40 metres long, which is made of recycled jarrah timber, and added a variety of water plants along the edge of the pond.

Its old name is Toa Payoh Town Garden.

There are no guided tours at this park.

 

 

January 2010.