Jurong Lake Garden is designed to be a people’s garden accessible to all segments of the community. The 53 hectare development aims to restore the landscape heritage of the swamp and forest as a canvas for recreation and community activities. The design is a conscious effort to bring back the nature that was unique to the Jurong area. Providing public access to restored swamp forest and wetlands, a nature-themed play area, allotment gardens, lifestyle and sports facilities.
A meandering boardwalk brings visitors close to the water’s edge along the western part of Jurong Lake. The Rasau walk takes visitors through a restored freshwater swamp forest that has been enhanced with 50 species of plants, including clusters of Rasau trees, Nibong and Sealing Wax palms. The wetland habitat is inundated with water based on the water levels in the lake, creating zones for water birds to feed and forage. Enhancing habitats for wildlife and keeping the tranquility of the were key considerations in the development of Lakeside Garden, enabling visitors to enjoy nature and biodiversity.
Children can play to their hearts’ content at Forest Ramble, which is a nature-inspired 2.3-hectare playground with 13 different adventure stations that encourage kids to mimic the actions and motions of the animals that inhabit the freshwater swamp habitat. At Clusia Cove, children can experience a unique water playground experience featuring tidal patterns, surface ripples and directional currents that mimic water movement of coastal shores. Cleansing biotope serve as a natural water treatment system and UV treatment, to disinfect the water before being pumped into this play area.