If you’re looking for a place to visit this weekend, the new Bukit Gombak Park would be the place to go. Opened by National Parks Board (NParks) on 5 September, the 4.8-hectare park is located on a hill 45 metres above sea level — that’s the highest point any park has been on.
New Bukit Gombak Park with recreational facilities
Designed to provide its surrounding residents with a tranquil area, the new Bukit Gombak Park is ideal for a short hike away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Visitors can climb the 400m-looped hill trek which includes a flight of 108 steps. You may be huffing by the end of the route, but once you reach the top, you’re in for a panoramic view of the surrounding forest and greenery.
Reach the highest point of the new Bukit Gombak Park and you’ll enter the Butterfly Garden, where plenty of butterfly-attracting plants have been planted. Over here, there are more than 20 species of butterflies to be found.
If you’re not a fan of butterflies, head over to the Dog Run area instead. Spanning 480 square metres, doggos are allowed to run unleashed in this area and test out the endurance of their zoomies on the sloped terrain.
For families with young children, there’s a play area in the park with a 5.3-metre long slide. Play equipment such as balancing beams and climbing steps are also in place, guaranteed to tire out even the most restless of children.
In 2020, COVID-19 birthed a huge number of home bakers and green thumbs. To cater to the growing interest of avid gardeners, the new Bukit Gombak Park has 120 gardening plots for the community to grow fruits and vegetables —we’re looking forward to local fresh produce!
Other recreational features include an open lawn and an outdoor fitness area, perfect for picnic dates or some exercise.
If you’re feeling peckish after your hike, head to Whisk & Paddle, a glasshouse cafe built for visitors of the new Bukit Gombak Park.
The cafe serves an extensive menu of western food and homemade pastries, with offerings such as Prawns Macaroni and Cheese (S$19.80), Fresh Clams in White Wine Sauce (S$14.80), and even delectable finger food like Sweet Potato Fries (S$12.80).
With so many amenities in the park, it looks like the Westies are in for a treat.
Find out more about the park here.
New Bukit Gombak Park
📍 Bukit Batok Batok West Avenue 5 (Opposite Bukit Batok Driving Centre)
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