Parents in River Valley, rejoice! Jubilee Park is the new playground in the ‘hood, and the kiddos are going to love it (and you’ll love how close it is to good coffee!)
A hop and a skip from Fort Canning MRT will land you at the brand new Jubilee Park. A much needed addition to the River Valley area, this playground sits on the Western slopes of Fort Canning Park.
If you need to caffeinate before you hit the park, you’re spoiled for choice with The Fabulous Baker Boy just steps away, Dutch Colony and Starbucks across the road at UE Square, and Fun Toast in Liang Court. As with many playgrounds in Singapore this one has no shelter from the sun, so the best times to visit are mornings (shaded until almost 10am) and early evenings.
Envisioned as a “family-friendly venue for arts and culture in a garden setting,” Jubilee Park also features a landscaped theatre and an “arts lawn” that would be perfect for impromptu performances or games of duck, duck goose.
Where to find it: Jubilee Park is located at the junction of River Valley Road and Clemenceau Avenue, right by Fort Canning MRT station on the Downtown Line.
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Kids will love the round of swings, situated over a sandy circle. A variety of sizes and styles suit all ages, and a separate set of inclusive swings are located next to this, which allow wheelchair users to swing, too.
A log scramble is great for climbing and balancing, and includes log and rock stepping stones so the younger ones can also get involved. Woodchips soften the landing for those who are wobblier on their feet. Nearby, whole families can climb onto the hydraulic see-saws, and parents and helpers can utilise the many benches while kids dig in the sand (BYO bucket and spade!).
A “treehouse” (lead image) can be accessed by rope bridge, and there is a large expanse of grass for running around and burning off any residual energy! Large climbing nets allow kids to feel like Spiderman and are suspended over colourful plants.
There’s a cute little toddler slide that’s accessed by actual stepping stones that’s perfect for the 2-year-old set. For the bigger kids there are long slides built into the natural slope of the park (just watch out for slide burn – ouch!).