National Parks (NParks) announced on Saturday that the new Coney Island Park is now open to the public. Nearby executive condo residents such as those from The Terrace EC, Amore EC, Bellewaters EC and Waterwoods EC in Punggol can now enjoy this nature destination.
The opening of the 50 ha park, located off the north eastern coast of Singapore, was officiated by Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure Khaw Boon Wan on Saturday morning.
He also joined over 150 participants from various corporate and community groups to plant over 100 trees.
NParks said that Coney Island Park is built on the principles of environmental sustainability, and the park seeks to enhance as well as protect the wide variety of habitats found in the area.
At the park, visitors may come up close with a wide variety of biodiversity, including several nationally threatened species such as birds like the Rusty-breasted Cuckoo and Spotted Wood-Owl, as well as dragonflies like the Sultan and Lined Forest-Skimmer.
They may also access the beach at five areas that showcase plants of different themes.