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Looking for an outdoor playground near you? We count down the best free outdoor playgrounds in Singapore. From train-themed playgrounds to airplane or battleship playgrounds, plus outdoor play with slides, water features, sandpits and swings!

We love a free playground, and there are plenty of outdoor playgrounds in Singapore to explore for kids of all ages! Wondering where to take your next weekend adventure with the kids in tow or planning what to do over the holidays? We’re lucky to live on an island filled with fabulous parks, not to mention tons of indoor playgrounds perfect for when the weather gets too hot (or rainy). But sometimes your kids just want to use the swings, play in the sandpit or climb to the top of a climbing frame pyramid on an outdoor playground. There are myriad benefits of outdoor play, from risk-taking to socialisation to the mood-boosting effect of sunshine. So here’s our roundup of the best outdoor playgrounds in Singapore so that you can find out where to find all the best swings, slides and climbing structures in town – all for free.

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Best FREE Outdoor Playgrounds in Singapore

Let’s explore all the places to take kids to play by area:

Find an outdoor playground near you by clicking the links below:

Outdoor Playgrounds in the North:
Admiralty Park Playground
Battleship Playground @ Sembawang
Woodlands Circle Green Park Playground
Marsiling Park Playground
Woodlands Waterfront Park Playground
The Oval @ Seletar Aerospace Park
Yishun N8 Park Playground
The Playground @ Northpoint City
853 Woodlands Playground
Fu Shan Garden Playground

Outdoor Playgrounds in the East:
NEW! Rivervale Shores Playground
Anchorvale Village Playground
Aeroplane-themed Playground at Dakota Breeze

Coastal PlayGrove
East Coast Playground: Marine Cove Playground
Pasir Ris Park
PLQ Parkside Playground
Tampines Green Forest Park
Sengkang Riverside Park Playground
Happy Park Playground at Waterway Point
Tampines GreenDew Playground
Waterway View Playground
Buangkok Square Park Playground
Pasir Ris Mall Playground

Outdoor Playgrounds in the West:
Choa Chu Kang Mega Playground: The Arena @ Keat Hong
Jurong Lake Gardens
West Coast Adventure Park Playground
Bukit Batok Playground
The Arena@Keat Hong
Yung Ho Spring @ Taman Jurong Park

Outdoor Playgrounds in Central:
Bishan – Ang Mo Kio Playground
COMO Adventure Grove Playground
FEO Children’s Garden @ Gardens by the Bay
Heights Park Toa Payoh playground
Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden
Jubilee Park Playground @ Fort Canning Park
Tiong Bahru Train Playground
Toa Payoh Dragon Playground

Tanjong Pagar Eco Outdoor Playground
Great World City Playground
Wonderland Playground at Dawson Vista
Toa Payoh Lorong 4 Playground
SkyResidences @ Dawson Playground
– Gillman Barracks Playground
St George’s Tower Playground
Whampoa Park playground

Outdoor Playgrounds in the South:
Labrador Park Playground
Sentosa Cove Village Playground

Best Free Outdoor Playgrounds in Singapore: North

1. Admiralty Park: Woodlands Outdoor Playground

Outdoor Playground Singapore Whizz down slides at Admiralty Park Playground
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With a whopping 26 slides – as well as swings, climbing structures, and separate areas for toddlers and big kids – Admiralty Park outdoor playground in Woodlands is hands-down one of the coolest outdoor playgrounds in Singapore. You could easily spend a few hours here (we certainly have!), and there are also convenient amenities like kiddie sinks and toilets, nice wide paths for scooting, and a Shiok Garden grill buffet adjacent to the parking lot (in case the kiddos get hungry).
* Some areas may be closed for improvement works.

Playground location: Admiralty Park Playground, 6A Admiralty Road, Woodlands Singapore 732006
How to get to Admiralty Park Playground: By car – park at Admiralty Park West, enter via Riverside Road. Closest MRT station is Woodlands MRT.

2. Battleship Outdoor Playground at Sembawang Park

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Reflecting the rich naval history of Sembawang (there are also lots of gorgeous black and white houses in the ‘hood to admire en route), this super cool battleship-themed outdoor playground rates for its expansive sand pit and challenging climbing activities (there are lots of ropes and ladders – perfect for aspiring pirates!). Facing the Straits of Johor, Sembawang Park has a small beach and you can even see Malaysia in the distance.

Playground location: Sembawang Park is located at the end of Sembawang Road
How to get to Sembawang Battleship playground:
By car – park at one of two parking lots, one by Tuah Road and one by Sembawang Road.
By bus – take bus 882 from Sembawang Bus Interchange or 169 from Woodlands Bus Interchange.
By MRT – Sembawang MRT/LRT station is about 7 minutes away by car/30 minutes on foot.

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3. Woodlands Circle Green Park Outdoor Playground

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Circle Green Park in Woodlands Circle is a stretch of greenery and playground sandwiched among HDB blocks. If you simply drove past you’d never guess that it’s home to one of the biggest net outdoor playgrounds in Singapore! This playground is about 3 storeys high with a massive slide, bridge and climbing nets, so it’s best suited for older kids. There are also two other outdoor playgrounds nearby that are great for younger ones. For food, walk down for about 10 minutes to Woodlands Mart (768 Woodlands Ave 6, Singapore 730768) where there are two food courts, a few convenience shops and a McDonald’s.

Playground location: Circle Green Park, Woodlands Circle
How to get to Woodlands Circle Green Park Outdoor Playground: By car – parking available at Woodlands Mart, Blocks 737A, 739A and 728A. Admiralty MRT Station is about a 15-minute walk away.

4. Marsiling Park Playground

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Formerly named Woodlands Town Garden, Marsiling Park now boasts a one-of-a-kind butterfly-shaped playground! There are nets, climbing structures, slides and a fitness corner, overlooking the picturesque Marsiling Park pond with accessible boardwalks for a nice stroll. There’s Teh Tarik Cartel on site if you get peckish – think local dishes, with a huge drinks menu (perfect for quenching your thirst after some playground time!).

Playground location: Woodlands Centre Road, Singapore 738930
How to get to Marsiling Park Playground: By car – park right at Marsiling Park’s car park. It’s a 9-minute walk to Marsiling MRT station.

5. Woodlands Waterfront Park Playground

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On the chance that Admiralty Park is crowded, drive a little down the road and you’ll find Woodlands Waterfront Park around the corner! Woodlands Waterfront Park is a lovely coastal park in Woodlands that offers amazing sea views and is so close to Johor, Malaysia (you can even see the Singapore-Malaysia border from the jetty!). We love coming here at sunset! The Woodlands Waterfront Park playground has two-storey high climbing nets, playground swings and small slides for younger ones. There’s Rasa Istimewa Restaurant on site (halal) offering Malay and fusion food, delicious satay and icy desserts.

Playground location: Woodlands Waterfront Park, Admiralty Road West, Singapore 759956
How to get to Woodlands Waterfront Park Playground: By car – park right at Woodlands Waterfront Park. Bus 856 from Woodlands Bus Interchange stops right at the park. It’s a 30-minute walk to Woodlands MRT station.

6. Seletar Aerospace Park Outdoor Playground

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If your kiddo is obsessed with airplanes, Seletar Park outdoor playground is perfect for its combination of airplane-themed play equipment and the opportunity to watch aircraft landing and taking off at the adjacent private jet airport. On top of all that, you’ve got some great dining options and plenty of open space to play at the nearby Lower Seletar Reservoir. Make sure to check out the water playground at Lower Seletar Reservoir too!

Playground location: Seletar Park Outdoor Playground, 2 Park Lane, Singapore 798386
How to get to Seletar Park outdoor playground: By car – park at The Oval @ Seletar (free!). Jalan Kayu MRT is a 20-minute walk away.

7. Yishun N8 Park Playground

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This playground is a short walk from Khatib MRT station – you’ll spot it from its colourful houses built on stilts. There are two sets of playhouses with fun slides, tunnels, climbing nets and swings, where little ones can burn off their energy. There are even mini trampolines built into the ground that kids will love. While the kids run around, parents can sit back and enjoy the view of an open football field and the lush greenery.

Playground location: Yishun N8 Park, No. 809, Yishun Ring Road, #04-4229, Singapore 760809
How to get to Yishun N8 Park playground: 5-minute walk from Khatib MRT

8. The Playground @ Northpoint City

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Northpoint City has wet water park and dry playgrounds at Level 4, water slides and a water-dunking machine perfect for beating the tropical heat. The little ones will love the water features, jets and fountains in this aquatic-themed playground in Singapore. When you’re done having fun, there are shower facilities to get the kids cleaned up after a day of splashing good time! Do note that the playground is closed every first Monday of the month for maintenance works.

Playground location: Northpoint City, Level 4, 930 Yishun Ave 2, Singapore 769098
How to get to The Playground @ Northpoint City: 5-minute walk from Yishun MRT

9. 853 Woodlands Playground (temporarily closed)

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Temporarily closed. While this playground in Singapore is a little smaller than its cousins on this list, the eye-catching netted sphere makes this one hard to miss. The sphere was designed with eight vertical supports, mimicking a spider, and the nets in the sphere are made to be the “spider web” where kids can climb and manoeuvre around! This outdoor playground also houses other installations that are suitable for smaller kiddos.

Playground location: Blk 853 Woodlands, Woodlands Street 83, Singapore 738488
How to get to 853 Woodlands Playground: By car; park at Blk 853 Woodlands, 10-minute walk from Woodlands MRT

10. Fu Shan Garden Playground

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Who knew that Stegosaurus and Triceratops could be spotted in the heartlands, disguised as one of the cutest playgrounds in Singapore? Located in Woodlands, this cosy dinosaur-themed playground houses life-sized structures of the dinosaurs with climbing stilts and fireman slides, making it a suitable play space for toddlers.

Playground location: Fu Shan Garden Playground, 81 Woodlands Street 81Singapore 730827
How to get to Fu Shan Garden Playground: 8-minute walk from Woodlands MRT

Best Outdoor Playgrounds in Singapore: East

11. NEW! Rivervale Shores Outdoor Playground

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Nestled within one of the newer HDB estates in the northeast is a bird-themed outdoor playground. Rivervale Shores features three exciting playgrounds for kids aged two to 12 years old featuring plenty of climbing nets, slides, swings and in-ground trampolines. Kids can climb into a pod that resembles a bird’s nest and whizz down the slide at the speed of light, while younger ones can build sandcastles at the sand pit.

Playground location: Rivervale Shores, 175A Sengkang East Way, Singapore 541175
How to get to Rivervale Shores Outdoor Playground: the closest bus stop is at 158C Sengkang East Drive, then it is an 8-minute walk into the HDB estate where you can find the outdoor playground. Alternatively, Bakar is the closest LRT station, and the outdoor playground is a 10-minute walk away.

12. Anchorvale Village Outdoor Playground

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Sengkang residents, rejoice! Anchorvale Village opens on Saturday 18 May and features two playgrounds where kiddos can run around, climb and burn off their energy. Sadly, the outdoor playground on level 3 for kids aged two to five is exclusively for the Unicorn Preschool. However, the outdoor playground on level 4 is for kids aged six to 12 and has a super cool climbing net that leads to a birdwatching patio. There are five slides here, so kids don’t have to fight over who gets to whizz down the slide first!

Playground location: Anchorvale Village, 339A Anchorvale Rd, Singapore 541339
How to get to Anchorvale Village playground: By car – park in the underground carpark of Anchorvale Village; by public transport – hop on the Sengkang West LRT train and ride two stops to Farmway. Anchorvale Village is a short two-minute walk from Farmway LRT station.

13. Coastal PlayGrove Outdoor Playground

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Coastal PlayGrove is a free outdoor playground located at the former Big Splash East Coast Park. Coastal PlayGrove boasts the tallest outdoor play feature in town – it’s 16 metres high – with fun climbing net challenges for older kids (13 years+), a nature playgarden with sandpits and teepees, and a water play area. There are two slides at this playground, the first slide is 7.3 metres tall but the second slide is a whopping 11.9 m tall with a little loop in it (best for 13-year-olds and above).

Playground location: Coastal PlayGrove, 902 E Coast Park Service Road
How to get to Coastal Playgrove East Coast playground: By car – park at Car Park B2.

14. Pasir Ris Park Outdoor Playground

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This outdoor playground is for nature lovers! Pasir Ris Park outdoor playground is a firm fave due to the combination of its idyllic waterfront setting, its huge range of play equipment – including a climbing pyramid, rope bridge, zip lines, long slides, swings and more – and other nearby attractions within the park, like fishing and pony rides. There is a lot of well-shaded playground equipment for kids of all different ages.

Playground location: Pasir Ris Park Outdoor Playground, Pasir Ris Road near Elias Road
How to get to Pasir Ris Park Playground: By car – park at Pasir Ris Carpark D. Pasir Ris MRT is about a 20-minute walk.

15. East Coast Park Playground: Marine Cove Playground

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East Coasters rejoiced when this huge outdoor playground opened in East Coast Park in 2016. There are both big kids and toddler play areas, and all manner of cool climbing structures, swings (including multiple accessible swings) and slides. The highlight at this playground is the 8-meter high lighthouse tower that’s accessed by various rope ladders (and features 3 slides to get down). We also give a thumbs up for the handy kids’ toilets and showers on the premises, and have a feeling your children will love the adjacent McDonald’s… Fair warning though, this outdoor playground can get very crowded on weekends!

Playground location: Marina Cove Outdoor Playground, 1000 East Coast Parkway, Singapore 449876
How to get to East Coast Park Marine Cove Playground: By car – park at East Coast Park Carparks C2 & C3. Closest MRT is Eunos.

16. Happy Park Playground at Waterway Point

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Happy Park playground at the top of Waterway Point is massive, with multiple slides and climbing nets and even a water play area! Make sure to bring an extra change of clothes and keep your eye out while the kids play. Since the dry and wet play areas are right next to each other it’s all bound to get wet and the playground may be a bit slippery.

Playground location: Waterway Point, 83 Punggol Central, Singapore 828761
How to get to Happy Park Playground at Waterway Point: By car – park at Waterway Point.

17. Tampines GreenDew Playground

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This unique Cactus-themed playground is located in a residential estate in Tampines, where kids can have fun exploring the cactus-shaped towers and climb the textured surfaces while learning about the different species of cacti! The playground, which is more suited for the older kiddos, aims to promote physical activity and coordination and has different difficulty levels for a safe and fun time!

Playground location: 647A Tampines St 62, Singapore 521647
How to get to Tampines GreenDew Playground: Take bus 298 and stop at bus stop 75549, along Tampines St 62.

18. PLQ Parkside Outdoor Playground

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The Parkside outdoor playground is located between PLQ3 and the residences, and is right next to kid friendly cafe Jimmy Monkey – perfect for enjoying a coffee and nibbles while the kids climb, enjoy the swings and run around at the padded playground! It gets pretty hot at midday, but becomes shaded from about 3pm. Highly recommend for playdates so mamas can chat over coffee without worry while the kiddos play nearby!

Playground location: PLQ Parkside Playground, 2 Tanjong Katong Road
How to get to PLQ Parkside Playground: By car – park at PLQ Mall. Directly connected to Paya Lebar MRT Station.

19. Sengkang Riverside Park Playground

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Sengkang Riverside Park has the Punggol Reservoir running through it, making it a lovely spot for an early morning or late afternoon stroll. The Sengkang Riverside Park playground (also called Kidzpatch playground) is a great size for younger kids, with a few slides, swings, bridges and climbing structures. There’s also a sandpit!

Playground location: Sengkang Riverside Park, Anchorvale Street, Singapore 544834
How to get to Sengkang Riverside Park: By car – park right at Sengkang Riverside Park or at the nearby HDB blocks. The Kupang and Farmway LRT stations are nearby.

20. Aeroplane-themed Playground at Dakota Breeze

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Take the kiddos to the free playground at Dakota Breeze for its aeroplane-themed climbing structure, slides, seesaw and heliport fun with its padded ‘runway’. Read more about the playground at Dakota Breeze here.

Playground location: Dakota Breeze, 92A Jln. Satu, Singapore 392092⁠
How to get to Tampines Green Forest Park Playground: Dakota Breeze playgrounds are approximately 3 minutes (100m) walk from Dakota MRT Station.

21. Tampines Green Forest Park: Cargo Net Playground

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Tampines Green Forest Park is a massive outdoor playground in the East! The high-up cargo nets are the highlight of this play area surrounded by Tampines Green Forest Residences. There are three sections – a large outdoor playground structure, a tall tower with cargo nets and a huge slide plus another outdoor playground with a sandpit and smaller climbing structures and slides for younger kids.

Playground location: Tampines Green Forest Park, 879A Tampines Ave 8, Singapore 521879
How to get to Tampines Green Forest Park Playground: By car – park at Tampines Green Forest Residences.

22. Waterway View Playground

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This playground in Singapore boasts a ship theme, with activities for the little ones on both the upper and lower deck, ensuring a spacious and adventurous playspace for the younger and older kids. There are climbing features and slides, including creative features that imitate a ship, so the little ones can get imaginative during their play!

Playground location: Waterway View, 682C Edgedale Plains, Singapore 823682
How to get to Waterway View Playground: By car – park at Waterway View carpark.

23. Buangkok Square Park Playground

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This playground in Singapore takes inspiration from Kampung Lorong Buangkok, which is actually Singapore’s last remaining kampung village! Here, kids can explore the little houses perched on bouncy springs. There are also rabbit burrow holds, perfect for playing hide and seek. If you look closely, there are large brown structures, which are used to mimic fishing poles. The brown structures also hold hammock swings for kids who prefer to lounge after playtime!

Playground location: Buangkok Square Park, Buangkok Crescent
How to get to Little Houses @ Buangkok Square Park Playground: By car – park at Buangkok Square Mall.

24. Pasir Ris Mall Playground

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Pasir Ris Mall is the newest mall in the east, and it’s already buzzing as the new go-to spot for hangouts! Their free outdoor playground on Level 2 gives families with little ones just another reason to head down here. There is plenty to do here from a sensory wall and hammock swings to seesaws and trampolines; big and little kids will have a ball of a time! Plus, since it’s located right next to Pasir Ris MRT, kids can also watch MRT trains come and go.

Playground location: Pasir Ris Mall, Level 2 Central Greenway
How to get to Pasir Ris Mall Playground: By car – park at Pasir Ris Mall.

Best Outdoor Playgrounds in Singapore: West

25. West Coast Park Playground

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West Coast outdoor playground is huge with lots of different subsections to play at – kiddos highly rate the giant climbing pyramid at its centrepiece! There’s also a pirate ship playground with swings and a sandpit, a separate inclusive outdoor playground, and no less than four flying foxes. The park also has a nice wide-open expanse for kite flying, bicycling tracks and even karting! Consider yourself warned that there’s a McDonald’s nearby (decent for coffee!).

Playground location: West Coast Park, 70 West Coast Highway, Singapore 126978
How to Get to West Coast Park Playground:
By car – park at West Coast Park Carpark 3. Haw Par Villa MRT Station is about a 30-minute walk away.

26. Jurong Lake Gardens Outdoor Playground

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The nature-inspired outdoor playgrounds at Lakeside Garden have fun structures to climb on, swing from and slide down – there’s so much for kids of all ages. Officially this outdoor play area is for kids aged 5 to 12 years old, but younger kids will have fun here too. Clusia Cove is the park’s water play area and when you’re hungry there’s Fusion Spoon cafe for casual Western and Asian food. Do note that Forest Ramble playground and Clusia Cove are closed on Mondays.

Playground location Jurong Lake Gardens, 100 Yuan Ching Road, Singapore 618662
How to get to Jurong Lake Gardens Outdoor Playground: By car – park at Jurong Lake Gardens North Carpark. Closest MRT station is Lakeside MRT.

27. Bukit Batok Playground

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Bukit Batok outdoor playground has bright yellow swirling tube slides to whizz down, and a smaller green outdoor playground geared towards preschoolers with its short slide, easy climbing structure and shaded mini den. Also look out for the small balancing obstacle course where kiddos can try to navigate while hanging on the ropes! When the kids have finished playing, take a stroll along the stunning elevated boardwalk that leads towards the summit point at the peak of Bukit Batok Neighbourhood Park.

Playground location: Bukit Batok Neighbourhood Park outdoor playgrounds are along Bukit Batok Central road.
How to get to Bukit Batok outdoor playground: By car – park at Bukit Batok Central near Block 225. It’s a 10-minute walk from Bukit Batok MRT station.

28. Choa Chu Kang Playground: The Arena @ Keat Hong

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Choa Chu Kang Playground, also known as The Arena @ Keat Hong, makes waves for its three amazing outdoor playgrounds in one sprawling space. With a stunning treehouse-like tower, massive slides, pirate ship play equipment and swings, there’s something fun for children of all ages in each of the three playgrounds. The first outdoor playground is pirate-themed with slides and lower climbing structures suitable for kids aged two to five. Look out for merry-go-rounds and also parent-child swings at this playground. The other two playgrounds at The Arena @ Keat Hong are more suitable for older kids with massive slides, towers, cargo nets and climbing equipment. You’ll also find lots of sports facilities at The Arena @ Keat Hong from Pétanque to volleyball, basketball and more!

Playground location: The Arena is located between Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4 and 5.
How to get to The Arena @ Keat Hong playground: By car – park at Block 428 Choa Chu Kang Ave 4. It’s a 9-minute walk from Choa Chu Kang MRT station.

29. Yung Ho Spring @ Taman Jurong Park

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This playground in the west of Singapore was revamped in 2019 as part of the neighbourhood renewal programme, and we can’t deny how this playground instantly adds colour to this mature estate! This playground is also the 2017 LIAS award-winning Play Curl playground, and kids can explore through the different crawling, climbing, sliding features and more. This playground in Singapore is also located near Jurong Lake Gardens. Check out our guide here!

Playground location: 157 Yung Ho Spring, 157 Yung Loh Rd, Singapore 610157
How to get to Yung Ho Spring @ Taman Jurong Park playground: By car – park at Block 157 Yung Ho Spring.

Best Outdoor Playgrounds in Singapore: Central

30. Play@Heights Park Playground

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Play @ Heights Park is an outdoor playground and water play area set within the HDB of Toa Payoh Lorong 2. The water playground consists of a ship structure with water jets that kids can aim and ‘fire’ (so don’t stand too close, parents!). There’s a fun water channel to navigate the water with mini sliding gates – bring your own toy boats to sail! There’s also a sand pit with swings, a zipline/flying fox and if you walk further down, there are a few more connecting playgrounds. There’s a toddler playground with a soft padded floor, a race track for scooters and tricycles, a large climbing structure with slides which is the main outdoor playground and a trampoline area! The Toa Payoh Water Play Park and the outdoor playground have some outdoor shower stalls where kids can rinse off before and after going to the water play area.

Playground location: Heights Park playground is located in front of Block 144 Toa Payoh Lorong 2.
How to get to Play @ Heights Park Toa Payoh Playground:
By car – park within Toa Payoh Lorong 2.

31. Toa Payoh Dragon Playground

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Toa Payoh Dragon Playground has to be one of THE most iconic outdoor playgrounds in Singapore! The dragon head is tiled with terrazzo and tiles while the body is made of colourfully-painted steel rings which children can climb through. It’s the use of these terrazzo tiles that gives this playground its mosaic aesthetic that has become a trademark look depicting old Singapore. This free outdoor playground offers some climbing fun, a slide and a sandpit to dig around in. We reckon it’s worth heading here for some selfies for nostalgia’s sake!

Playground location: Blk 28 Toa Payoh Lorong 6, Singapore 310028
How to get to Toa Payoh Dragon Playground: By car – park at Block 29 Lorong 5 Toa Payoh. It’s a 20-minute walk to Toa Payoh MRT station.

32. Toa Payoh Lorong 4 Playground

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Nestled in the middle of HDB blocks, this playground features four different slides, a tube slide, a play tower and unique shadow play elements. The Shadow Play creates different shadows depending on how bright the sun is. There are swings and a see-saw for kids too.

Playground location: Toa Payoh Lorong 4 Playground, 81 Lorong 4 Toa Payoh, Singapore 312080
How to get to Toa Payoh Lorong 4 Playground:  by car – park at CBM Parking (66 Lorong 4 Toa Payoh, Singapore 310066)

33. Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park Outdoor Playground Singapore

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Bishan-Ang Mo Kio has a spacious outdoor playground nestled between the Kallang River and a little pond featuring lots of sand, six big kids’ swings, a climbing frame and two tunnel slides. There’s also a pirate-ship playground structure that’s fun for littlies. Thumbs up for the fact that this outdoor playground is mostly shaded, too! NB: There are actually multiple outdoor playgrounds within the park; the inclusive outdoor playground is on the eastern side of the park.

Playground location: Bishan Ang Mo Kio Park Outdoor Playground, 510 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1, Singapore 569983
How to get to Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park Outdoor Playground:
By car – park at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park Carpark B
By bus – Buses 71, 133, 136, 262 all stop near the park
By MRT – Ang Mo Kio MRT is a 30-minute walk away

34. COMO Adventure Grove Outdoor Playground

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The COMO Adventure Grove outdoor playground is inspired by the distinctive parts of trees found within the Botanic Gardens. A 10m banyan tree structure made with steel posts hand-painted to look like bark texture, takes pride place at COMO Adventure Grove playground. Climb to the top of the 5.8m banyan tree tower via netted ropes for ace views, have a go on the swings and hammocks! Then zoom down two long tube slides at 4m and 2.1m long, designed for speed and thrills! Head to a cafe within the Botanic Gardens for refreshments afterwards.

Playground location: COMO Adventure Grove, 5 Gallop Road, Singapore 258960
How to get to COMO Adventure Grove Playground: By car – park at the Gallop Extension or if driving via Tyersall Avenue from Holland Road, choose the car park on the left which is the closest parking to COMO Adventure Playground.

35. Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden Outdoor Playgrounds

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You can only access the Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden playgrounds in Bukit Timah if you’re coming with kids making this a super safe space. There is so much to love about this corner of Singapore Botanic Gardens, from the classic giant treehouse slides within the outdoor playgrounds (set in a giant sand pit with lots of lush shade), to the kid-friendly fare at Little Spot, to all of the new additions including a zip line, an accessible trampoline, and an educational canopy walkway. In fact at four hectares, Jacob Ballas is officially the largest children’s garden in Asia! Opening hours are 8am to 7pm (last admission is at 6:30pm – entry is free of charge), but do note this playground in Bukit Timah is closed on Mondays.

Playground location: Singapore Botanic Gardens, 481 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 259769
How to get to Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden Outdoor Playgrounds: By car – park at Jacob Ballas car park. There’s additional parking across the street at NUS and Evans CCAB Sports Complex. It’s a 10-minute walk from Botanic Gardens MRT.

            Read more: Singapore Botanic Gardens: What to See, Do & Where to Eat

36. Far East Organization Children’s Garden: Gardens by the Bay

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The Far East Organization Children’s Garden at Gardens by the Bay serves up a combination of water play with fun fountains and a shady adventure outdoor playground with treehouses, rope walks and a 130m nature trail. This outdoor playground is definitely one to bring your swimsuit along to (there’s a water playground for older kids and one for toddlers too). The park is closed every Monday to Wednesday; opening hours are Thursday to Sunday from 9am to 7pm (last admission at 6pm).

Playground location: The Far East Organization Children’s Garden, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
How to get to Far East Organization Children’s Garden: By car – park at Main Entrance Parking lot. Bayfront MRT is about a 20-minute walk away.

37. Jubilee Park Outdoor Playground

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This outdoor playground at Jubilee Park in River Valley is conveniently located right next to Fort Canning MRT Station and within walking distance of the CBD, Orchard and Clarke Quay. Highlights include multiple swing sets, a see-saw, a log scramble and sand pits, a “treehouse” and climbing nets, and two big slides (one of which is long and tall enough to be a bit scary for toddlers). Do note that there is no shelter from the sun and the outdoor playground can get extremely hot and sunny at midday. There’s lots of kid-friendly food in nearby Robertson Quay!

Playground location: Jubilee Park, Corner of River Valley Road & Clemenceau Avenue
How to get to Jubilee Park playground: By car – park at Fort Canning Jubilee Car Park. Fort Canning MRT Station is adjacent to the playground.

38. Tiong Bahru Train Outdoor Playground

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This old school adventure outdoor playground is a total classic! Kids of all ages will go crazy for the tilting train that features a series of climbing tunnels (it can be a bit scary for kiddos under 3, though). You’ll also find multiple slides, swings, a flying fox, and a spinning merry-go-round. Be sure to bring buckets and spades, as there’s lots of sand play area for digging and sand castle building, too. The outdoor playground is in the middle of Tiong Bahru Park, which is fairly compact but has a lovely gazebo, some big steps for climbing, and a few paths that are perfect for scooting.

Playground location: Tiong Bahru Park, 1 Henderson Road, Singapore 159561
How to get to Tiong Bahru Train Outdoor Playground: By car – park at Tiong Bahru Park Carpark. Tiong Bahru MRT is a 10-minute walk away.

39. Tanjong Pagar Eco Outdoor Playground

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Discover Tanjong Pagar Community Green has an Eco Outdoor Playground within its sprawling 1,650sqm space. This outdoor play area doesn’t have the traditional climbing structures, swings or play equipment, but it’s more of an open expanse for kids (and furkids) to run around in with some fun structures available for open-ended play.

Playground location: Tanjong Pagar Eco Playground, Discover Tanjong Pagar Community Green in the middle of Tras Link, Wallich Street and Peck Seah Street.
How to get to Tanjong Pagar Eco Outdoor Playground: By car – roadside parking available at Wallich Street. Tanjong Pagar MRT is right across the street.

40. Great World City Playground

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Ever seen a hot-air-balloon themed playground? This is not just a fun place for kids to unwind, but it also sparks the kids’ imagination as they get to role play through various modes of transport like a ship, mini train, and of course, the hot air balloon! This exciting playground is not totally outdoors – it is attached to Great World City shopping mall however it is still open air (and maybe closed in bad weather).

Playground location: Great World City Playground, 1 Kim Seng Promenade, Singapore 237994
How to get to Great World City Playground: by car – park in Great World City’s carpark; by MRT – Great World City is a 7-minute walk from Great World station

41. Wonderland Playground at Dawson Vista

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Wonderland Playground at Dawson Vista is probably one of the most colourful playgrounds we’ve seen! This playground, inspired by popular children’s story ‘Alice in Wonderland,’ features whimsical designs for traditional playground elements like slides, seesaws, climbing platforms, and a trampoline.

Playground location: Wonderland Playground, 80 Strathmore Ave, Singapore 141080
How to get to Wonderland Playground: by car – park at Wilson Parking (78A Dawson Road, Queenstown, Singapore 141078). By MRT – 8-min walk from Queenstown MRT

42. SkyResidences @ Dawson

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The playground at SkyResidences @ Dawson has something for everyone! Older kids can test their balance on the trampoline, while little ones can climb up and down the undulating play hills. There are also plenty of climbing ropes, rings and structures, where kids can test their strength, coordination and endurance as they swing their way through the obstacle courses. This playground also features a Treehouse that sits under an Angsana tree that is almost 10 storeys high!

Playground location: 38 Margaret Drive, Singapore 141038
How to get to SkyResidences @ Dawson: by car – park at the multi-storey carpark nearby (37 Margaret Drive, Singapore 143037); by MRT – 5-minute walk from Queenstown MRT station

43. St George’s Tower Playground

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This playground in Singapore is located in a public housing estate and we must say, this is one for the climbers! Your little adventure sprouts can explore the netted trampolines and climbing nets that are safely constructed with support from the green anchors. The playground also has other climbing obstacles, including a hammock and a swing!

Playground location:26A St George’s Ln, Singapore 321026
How to get to St George’s Tower Playground: by car – park at the St George’s Tower carpark; by MRT – 10-minute walk from Boon Keng MRT station

44. Gillman Barracks Playground

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One of the latest new outdoor playgrounds to open is at The Gillman Barracks beside Carpark A, in front of Block 9. Climb the tower via the climbing wall or cargo net, zoom down two slides, or come down via the fireman’s pole! Then navigate the balancing beam and have a go on the swings. See our video here.

Playground location: 9 Lock Road, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 108937
How to get to Gillman Barracks playground: by car – you can park at Carpark A or via bus, stopping on Alexandra Rd and from there it’s a 12-minute walk.

45. Whampoa Park Playground

Located in the heart of Whampoa, the new Whampoa Park playground features a slew of exciting activities, including an exciting Ninja Obstacle course for the older kids, swings, see-saws, and a pet park for the doggos. This forest-themed playground in Singapore also includes a Treehouse where kids can head up to the canopy level through different obstacles, from a ladder to a climbing net. The treehouse also features mini rock-climbing stations and massive slides from its canopy, so be sure to look out for the little ones here!

Playground location: Along Whampoa Road, between the Whampoa Community Club and St Michael’s Bus Terminal
How to get to Whampoa Park playground: by car – you can park at St Michael’s Bus Terminal.

Best Free Outdoor Playgrounds in Singapore: South

46. Labrador Park Playgrounds (temporarily closed)

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The Labrador Park playgrounds are temporarily closed.
Your kids want to visit a playground but the parents just want to enjoy a weekend walk by the sea? Do both at this outdoor playground in Labrador Park. Enjoy the beautiful coastal views while the little ones run around the small play area near the Dragon’s Tooth Gate which has swings, a see-saw and even a merry-go-round.

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On the other side of Labrador Park if you continue to follow the path along the water (past the restrooms and vending machines) you’ll come to a newer bigger playground with slides, a fireman’s pole, a maze and fun tunnels to crawl through. Read our comprehensive guide to Labrador Park here.

Playground location: Labrador Park, 91 Labrador Villa Rd Singapore 119190
How to get to Labrador Park playground: by car – you can park at Carpark B, which is closer to the playground and restrooms; by MRT – 15-minute walk from Labrador Park MRT

47. Sentosa Cove Village Playground

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Ahoy Matey! It’s all hands on deck at this outdoor playground in Singapore! Head down to Sentosa Cove Village and let kiddos explore this pirate-themed outdoor playground with the beautiful backdrop of the Marina. With swings, slides, climbing equipment and more, little ones are sure to have a blast. Once the kiddos are done playing, be sure to take a walk along the pier or head down to one of the many kid-friendly restaurants nearby.

Playground location: Sentosa Cove Village, 1 Cove Avenue, Singapore 098537
How to get to Jubilee Park playground: By car – park at Sentosa Cove Village. Take the MRT to Harbourfront MRT Station before taking the monorail or bus into Sentosa.

Tag us on @sassymamasg to let us know which outdoor playgrounds you visit! 

Read more: Preschools with Outdoor Spaces in Singapore

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