In addition to a great playground for kids, Yishun Park also has a very special feature. It is home to Singapore’s first Dipterocarp Arboretum - a family of rainforest trees. It boasts a number of different species of trees, such as the Tembusu. This leafy, quiet park is a restful haven with only the occasional resident passing through its open spaces, enjoying a rejuvenating walk.

Kids will find the playground at Yishun Park equally enjoyable. It comes equipped with slides, obstacle courses and mini slopes with footholds for children to tackle. An adventure wonderland for children, it also has special features such as a Tic-Tac-Toe play board, showcasing the special flora and fauna found there. A “Leaf Code” puzzle, mounted on a big slab of stone, gives visitors a chance to decode a secret message.

So make a date with your spouse and take a walk through the lovely Arboretum whilst your children have fun at the playground.

Adapted from an article first published on 27 Apr 2013 on the Dads for Life Toolbox Website.