If you live near Hougang, Sengkang or Punggol, you may already visited this family orientated park with many facilities cater for family leisure. Although the name is Punggol Park, it is located at Hougang and is popular with the residences staying nearby. It is one of those quiet parks that you could find in the middle of a busy town. There are open lawn areas for picnics and kite flying, a fitness equipment area and many wooded area for leisurely strolls.
The park has two distinctive zones, i.e, the Southern Active Zone where the features for major activities are provided, and the densely forested area in the north of the pond, which forms the “Passive Zone” where one can engage in passive form of recreation. The Park size is 16 hectare and in the centre is a 5 hectare pond. The pond is the central of attraction but the water is not very clean and not well maintained. However, you might find some people fishing at certain time of the day. And the ponds enhances the beauty and serenity of the park with its photographic reflection on the water.
This park buzzes with life in the early morning and in the late evening with people gathering at the Plaza practicing TaiChi and people jogging around the pond. It is quite a nice park to visit which is away from the busy city life. Although it is surrounded by streets, at the inner park you could still find tranquility and the beautiful scenery in the park cast a strong contrast against the backdrop of housing apartments.
Near the carpark, there is a nice restaurant where you can either choose al-fresco dining by the water edge or air-conditioned meals at sit-down tables sipping coffee or cooling off with beer or enjoying the scenery with a bottle of wine. I visited this park occasionally to jog around the pond and my kids will play at the children playground. Tips: Take photos against the beautiful background of long weeds around the pond produce good results. Remember not to include the buildings and your photo will look great.
You might also want to visit
As the following places of interest are nearby, you may want to combined your trip with any of the followings:
- Snacks and mealtime at the famous Jalan Kayu Roti Prata store
- Have a cool dip at SengKang Swimming Complex
- Fly a kite at the opposite Sengkang Open Field
- SengKang Park
- Sengkang Sports and Recreaion Centre
Facilities Available in the Park
restaurant/ cafe – Bliss Restaurant
Fitness corner/exercise station
Jogging path/ running track
24 hours but lighting hours from 7:00 pm to 7:00 am
Junction of Hougang Avenue 8 and 10
Two public toilets In the premises.
By Car Carparks are available at the entrance of the park at Hougang Avenue 8. However, the carpark is very very small and you will not get a lot most of the time. Park at the open public carpark across the road at Hougang avenue 8.
Hougang Ave 8: 74, 119, 62, 147, 113
Hougang Ave 10: 88, 119, 80, 82, 87, 89