For some peace and tranquillity, visit the Sengkang Riverside Park, located at Anchorvale Street, alongside Sungei Punggol. This large heartland park is made up of three open land parcels.

Unlike most parks found in older estates, Sengkang Riverside is home to a unique water feature – a constructed wetland that collects and filters rainwater naturally through its water plants. The park also doubles as a wildlife habitat attracting many mangrove birds such as the purple heron, collared kingfisher and little tern.

An interesting feature of this riverside green space is its focus on edible fruit trees. In the aptly named Mango Hilltop, Citrus Grove, and Pineapple Valley, you can find local fruits like star fruit, chiku, pineapple and dragon fruits.

Besides cycling and jogging tracks, playgrounds and abundant open areas are available for children to fly kites. The best part about this park is that it is very airy and quiet – a treasured escape from the hustle and bustle of crowded city life.

Adapted from an article first published on 22 Feb 2013 on Dads for Life Toolbox