Skirting the Central Catchment Nature Reserve, Chestnut Nature Park serves as a green buffer for the reserve.
There are two areas to Chestnut Nature Park – Chestnut Nature Park (South) and Chestnut Nature Park (North). Chestnut Nature Park (North) is about 64 hectares and opened on 25 February 2017. Together with the southern portion opened last year, Chestnut Nature Park now totals 81 hectares, making it Singapore’s largest nature park to date.
As part of the ongoing habitat enhancement programme to augment NParks’ biodiversity conservation efforts, Chestnut Nature Park has been planted up with native tree species. Examples of these native tree species are the Braided Chestnut (Castanopsis inermis), Singapore Walking-Stick Palm (Rhopaloblaste singaporensis) and the Jelutong (Dyera costulata). These native tree species will allow animals to thrive by improving the ecological connectivity between green spaces so that animals may move around safely.
As a shared community space for different users, visitors to Chestnut Nature Park can look forward to a range of recreational activities such as hiking, mountain biking and bird watching.
Chestnut Nature Park is the first nature park in Singapore to have separate mountain biking and hiking trails.
Visitors to Chestnut Nature Park can also find amenities such as shelters, pavilions, information mapboards, toilets, hiking as well as mountain biking trails. Park users can also look forward to a kiosk where they can rent and wash bikes as well as buy pre-packaged snacks.
Credit: Image of National Parks Board
Chestnut Avenue, Singapore 679514