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Integrated town park plan for Toa Payoh

Tender called for study to bring park, library and stadium together

Published on Feb 6, 2014 6:51 AM
 
Panoramic photo of, from left, Toa Payoh Swimming Complex, Sports Hall and Stadium on 5 Feb 2014. Several government agencies are looking at how Toa Payoh's park, library and stadium can be brought together in a new way that will improve residents' quality of life. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

Several government agencies are looking at how Toa Payoh's park, library and stadium can be brought together in a new way that will improve residents' quality of life.

In the first urban planning exercise of its kind, one of the agencies, the National Parks Board (NParks), has called a tender for a feasibility study to look into bringing together these three landmarks.

Up for consideration as well are pedestrian links between the new park area, Toa Payoh Town Centre and Balestier, and the integration of park connector networks.

Toa Payoh Town Park and the 3,900-seat Toa Payoh Stadium are now next to each other along Lorong 6.

 
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People only walk when there is something to walk to. Multifunctional urban planning motivates people to walk longer distances which in turn improves their health.

- Mr Gideon Aschwanden, a Future Cities Laboratory researcher