Admiralty Park to be upgraded by late 2016 to include new play areas

Residents living near Admiralty Park in Woodlands will soon get a better park experience, after upgrading works are completed next year. -- PHOTO: NPARKS
Residents living near Admiralty Park in Woodlands will soon get a better park experience, after upgrading works are completed next year. -- PHOTO: NPARKS
Residents living near Admiralty Park in Woodlands will soon get a better park experience, after upgrading works are completed next year. -- PHOTO: NPARKS
Residents living near Admiralty Park in Woodlands will soon get a better park experience, after upgrading works are completed next year. -- PHOTO: NPARKS
Residents living near Admiralty Park in Woodlands will soon get a better park experience, after upgrading works are completed next year. -- PHOTO: NPARKS
Residents living near Admiralty Park in Woodlands will soon get a better park experience, after upgrading works are completed next year. -- PHOTO: NPARKS

SINGAPORE - Residents living near Admiralty Park in Woodlands will soon get a better park experience, after upgrading works are completed next year.

As there are many slopes in the 27ha park, slides will be a key feature in its new play areas, the National Parks Board (NParks) said on Monday.

"With three slide-themed play areas catering to different age groups, families will be able to bond over play as they go on the slides together," it added.

Upgrading works will begin in the third quarter of 2015 and are due to be completed by late 2016.

Apart from giant slides, the new play areas in the park will also have climbing ropes and telescopes. Amenities such as shelters, toilets, exercise areas and a viewing platform will also be installed.

NParks assistant chief executive officer of park management and lifestyle, Mr Kong Yit San, said the board is mindful of the need to ensure the nature area remains largely undisturbed during the upgrading.

"Admiralty Park is unique because it comprises both a nature area and an urban area that visitors can enjoy. The park will be developed sensitively to retain the tranquillity of the area, while incorporating park spaces for community and recreational needs", he said.

"The main works will be carried out in the urban area with new play areas being built. When works are completed, Admiralty Park will offer visitors with another green space to explore with family and friends while experiencing nature."

NParks added that the new developments to the park are based on public feedback obtained in 2012 during a public engagement exercise.

A tender has been called for construction work for Admiralty Park.

Works are expected to begin in phases. Only affected areas will be closed during upgrading works, so visitors can continue to visit the park and enjoy the park's existing facilities.