Enjoy Public Spaces

Parks and park connectors will be upgraded to be more senior friendly.

Enjoy Public Spaces


  • NParks will progressively enhance our network of parks to incorporate more senior-friendly amenities such as upgraded toilets and footpaths.
  • Metal drain covers next to footpaths will be progressively replaced to minimise the risk of seniors tripping and falling over.
  • More shelters and senior-friendly exercise equipment will also be provided in the parks.
  • In addition, lighting in existing parks will be improved in tandem with park redevelopments, including the development of Destination Parks – Jurong Lake Gardens, Admiralty Park and East Coast Park.

NParks is also piloting therapeutic gardens in existing parks and health related facilities that can improve the physical and psychological well-being of users. There are currently three therapeutic gardens in Singapore: HortPark, Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park and Tiong Bahru Park. Click here to read more.

A therapeutic garden will feature design elements, based on the science of horticulture therapy, to support the care of seniors with dementia and post-stroke patients through the provision of both contemplative spaces and activity zones for facilitated planting programmes. NParks' "Design Guidelines for Therapeutic Gardens in Singapore" was launched in September 2017.

NParks is seeking partners to promote such gardens in more communities around Singapore. 

Banner image credits: National Parks Board