Opened in 2008, the riveting park has constructed wetlands that collect and filter rainwater naturally through aquatic plants. The wetlands also double as a wildlife habitat and attract mangrove birds such as purple herons, collared kingfishers and little terns. Dragonflies & damselflies, like the Red Scarlet and Common Bluetail damselfly, can also be found resting on the aquatic plants. For an immersive experience, walk right up to the edge of these ponds to observe the wildlife for yourself.
Sengkang Riverside Park was also awarded the ABC Waters Certification (that stands for Active, Beautiful, and Clean Waters) as an excellent example of how the protection of our water resources can be creatively integrated with urban planning in a sustainable manner.
Nearby, over Sungei Punggol, you can also find Singapore's largest man-made wetland, the Sengkang Floating Wetland. Cross the bridge to get closer to the floating island of aquatic plants or sit on the seats shaped like orange slices on the bridge for a breather.
Another interesting feature of Sengkang Riverside Park is its cluster of edible fruit trees. In the aptly named Mango Hilltop, Citrus Grove, and Pineapple Valley, you can find common fruits like star fruit, chiku, pineapple and dragon fruits. But no picking!