Yishun Park is home to an array of tropical fruit trees and natural vegetation with a playground, nature playgarden and fitness corner for families to spend time at!
Where: Bounded by Yishun Ave 4, Yishun Central, Yishun Ave 11 and Yishun Ring Road
Opening Hours: 24hrs, Lighting from 7 pm - 7 am
The 13.9 hectare park was once a rubber plantation planted with fruit trees and rubber trees. When the park was developed, many of these were retained and you can spot durian, rambutan and jackfruit trees from when it was still a plantation.
We even saw signs that warned visitors of falling durians! Luckily, we didn't spot any fallen durian but there were plenty of rambutans lying around!
3 Main Entrances
The park sits on a hilly terrain with 3 main entrances, along Yishun Ave 4 (beside SAFRA Yishun), corner of Yishun Ring Road and Yishun Ave 11 (opposite Yishun Park Hawker Centre) and corner of Yishun Ave 11 and Yishun Central (opposite Yishun Pond). These are the Dipterocarpus Entrance, Shorea Entrance and Hopea Entrance respectively.
At each of these entrances are activities for families as well as toilets and vending machines too.
Yishun Park Nature Playgarden
Located next to SAFRA Yishun is the Dipterocarpus Entrance and where you will find Yishun Park's Nature Playgarden where children can play on steps made of logs, balance on logs and other simple play equipment.
The nature playgarden is sand-based, so remember to bring along buckets and spades to start building sandcastles! There are also plenty of seating area around for parents to rest while watching the kids too!
Sand-Based Children's Playground
You will find the children's playground at the Shorea Entrance, this is conveniently located opposite the Yishun Park Hawker Centre. It is a sand-based playground with climbing structures, slides and more for the kids to enjoy at! For children who prefer not to go to the sand, there is a padded flooring area too.
*Note that the main climb and slide structure was broken and fenced off when we visited.
You can slide down from the padded area to the sand play where younger kids can play on the play structure for younger kids, or sit on the netted merry-go-round!
Fitness Area And Yishun Park Dog Run
At the junction of Yishun Ave 11 and Yishun Central is the final entrance, the Hopea Entrance where you will find a Fitness Area and a Dog Run. What's interesting about the fitness area is that the equipment are built on a sandpit and not the usual padded ground.
From here, you can also walk across a bridge and get to the scenic Yishun Pond.
What we really liked is that there is a washing area / toilet near to each entrance and makes cleaning up easy after play. You will also find signboards with quizzes scattered around the park that makes a walk more interesting for the kids.
A walk around the park, through all 3 entrances, will take about 30 mins, so it is fairly easy to experience all 3 facilities at the park too.
What To Bring To Yishun Park
We recommend the usual water bottle, sunscreen, insect repellent as well as change of clothing for the kids. You may also wish to bring along your bicycle or scooters to ride through the park.
We recommend bringing along any sandplay equipment too since the park has 3 sand pits for kids to play in.
How To Get To Yishun Park
Depending on which entrance you are going for, you can take buses towards SAFRA Yishun, Yishun Park Hawker Centre or Yishun Pond.
For those driving, you can park at SAFRA Yishun, the HDB blocks along Yishun Ave 4 or Ave 11. The map above should give you a better understanding.