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Canberra Park to undergo $2 million upgrade

When the upgraded park is ready, its playground will not only have the largest swing system in Singapore but also feature swings that persons with disabilities will be able to use. -- PHOTO: CT-ART CREATION PTE LTD
When the upgraded park is ready, its playground will not only have the largest swing system in Singapore but also feature swings that persons with disabilities will be able to use. -- PHOTO: CT-ART CREATION PTE LTD
When the upgraded park is ready, its playground will not only have the largest swing system in Singapore but also feature swings that persons with disabilities will be able to use. -- PHOTO: CT-ART CREATION PTE LTD
When the upgraded park is ready, its playground will not only have the largest swing system in Singapore but also feature swings that persons with disabilities will be able to use. -- PHOTO: CT-ART CREATION PTE LTD
The playground will have wheelchair accessible ramps and transfer platforms, with AeroGlider, a rocking platform that allows two wheelchair users to sit side by side. -- PHOTO: CT-ART CREATION PTE LTD
The playground will have wheelchair accessible ramps and transfer platforms, with AeroGlider, a rocking platform that allows two wheelchair users to sit side by side. -- PHOTO: CT-ART CREATION PTE LTD
Canberra Park will receive a $2 million boost to transform it into a recreation and community hub by next year. MP for Nee Soon GRC Lim Wee Kiak launched the groundbreaking ceremony of the new park on Sunday morning, Oct 6, 2013. -- ST PHOT
Canberra Park will receive a $2 million boost to transform it into a recreation and community hub by next year. MP for Nee Soon GRC Lim Wee Kiak launched the groundbreaking ceremony of the new park on Sunday morning, Oct 6, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: LAU FOOK KONG
Canberra Park will receive a $2 million boost to transform it into a recreation and community hub by next year. -- ST PHOTO: LAU FOOK KONG
Canberra Park will receive a $2 million boost to transform it into a recreation and community hub by next year. -- ST PHOTO: LAU FOOK KONG
MP for Nee Soon GRC Lim Wee Kiak (in red) walking with residents on Sunday morning, Oct 6, 2013, as he launched the groundbreaking ceremony of the new Canberra Park. Canberra Park will receive a $2 million boost to transform it into a recreation
MP for Nee Soon GRC Lim Wee Kiak (in red) walking with residents on Sunday morning, Oct 6, 2013, as he launched the groundbreaking ceremony of the new Canberra Park. Canberra Park will receive a $2 million boost to transform it into a recreation and community hub by next year. -- ST PHOTO: LAU FOOK KONG

Canberra Park will receive a $2 million boost to transform it into a recreation and community hub by next year.

The park is part of plans to enhance sporting facilities in the North. An integrated sporting complex featuring a stadium, swimming pool, hawker centre and library is also on the cards. It is likely to be sited next to Sembawang MRT station, said MP for Nee Soon GRC Lim Wee Kiak on Sunday morning as he launched the groundbreaking ceremony of the new park.

The upgraded park is specially designed to be inclusive, said Dr Lim.

When ready, its playground will not only have the largest swing system in Singapore but also feature swings that persons with disabilities will be able to use.

Ramps will be installed within play structures to allow the elderly on wheelchairs to enjoy these facilities alongside their grandchildren.

Besides the playground, Nee Soon residents can also look forward to an amphitheatre and plaza, bicycle stations and a tai-chi corner, among other facilities.

"The new park will become an important landmark for Canberra and I hope that it will bring more families, friends and neighbours closer," he said.