Yishun Park

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Yishun Park
Yishun Park is located in Singapore
Yishun Park
TypeUrban park
LocationYishun, Singapore
Coordinates1°25′27″N 103°50′33″E / 1.42429°N 103.84243°E / 1.42429; 103.84243Coordinates: 1°25′27″N 103°50′33″E / 1.42429°N 103.84243°E / 1.42429; 103.84243
Area13.9 hectares (139,000 m2)
Managed byNational Parks Board
Public transit access NS13  Yishun
Websitewww.nparks.gov.sg/gardens-parks-and-nature/parks-and-nature-reserves/yishun-park

Yishun Park is a 14-hectare park located in Yishun, Singapore. It is within the vicinity of Northland Primary School, SAFRA Yishun Country Club and Yishun Park Hawker Centre. The park is connected to Yishun Pond Park by an 84-meter elevated bridge.[1]

Description[edit]

Yishun Park was developed on an old rubber estate and is thus rich in biodiversity with a variety of rare Indo-Malayan trees[2] (e.g. Shorea, Kapur, Chengal), tropical fruit trees[3] (e.g. rambutan, durian, guava, starfruit) and numerous bird species[4]. There are also many rubber trees and fallen rubber seeds in the park.

The park also features an allotment gardening scheme hosted by the National Parks Board.[5][6]

Facilities[edit]

  • Toilets
  • Multi purpose court / corner
  • Jogging Path/ Running track
  • Fitness corner/ stations & Fitness equipments/ exercise station
  • Cycling track
  • Children's play equipment
  • Amphitheatre

Activities[edit]

  • Exercise & Workout
  • Cycling
  • Bird Watching

Getting there[edit]

Yishun Park is bounded by Yishun Ave 4, Yishun Central, Yishun Ave 11 and Yishun Ring Road. Take bus Services 804, 806 and 812 from Yishun Bus Interchange.

In the media[edit]

In 2016 when Pokémon Go was released, Yishun Park was reportedly one of the more popular places for players to gather, attracting crowds of roughly 400 people per night and causing problems such as jaywalking and garbage disposal.[7][8][9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ibrahim, Muhammad Faishal (2015-08-06). "Kampung spirit alive and well at Yishun Park". The Straits Times. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
  2. ^ Kesava, Shobana (2008-07-10). "Sanctuary for rare trees at Yishun Park". www.asiaone.com. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
  3. ^ "Yishun Park". National Parks Board. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
  4. ^ Zaccheus, Melody (2017-03-26). "Many bird species spotted in urban green pockets". The Straits Times. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
  5. ^ Charles, Raffaela Nathan (2018-02-10). "220 plots under NParks community gardening scheme snapped up in 3 hours". The Straits Times. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
  6. ^ "Allotment Gardens". National Parks Board. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
  7. ^ "Where to go for Pokemon Go in Singapore". The New Paper. 2016-08-08. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
  8. ^ Sun, David (2016-08-20). "Pokemon Go players at Yishun Park leave behind 70 bags of trash a night, say cleaners". The Straits Times. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
  9. ^ "Still catching them all: Pokemon Go, a year later". TODAYonline. Retrieved 2018-08-01.

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