The Labrador and Alexandra areas will get four new parks – two by around 2025 – as part of plans to improve wildlife connectivity between Labrador Nature Reserve and its surrounding green spaces.
These new parks will come under a new Labrador Nature Park Network announced by National Development Minister Desmond Lee on Tuesday (April 12).
Covering more than 200ha, the new network comprises 11 sites, including the four new parks, six existing ones and Labrador Nature Reserve.
As part of the plans, Pasir Panjang Park will be extended – by end-2022 – to link the nature reserve to West Coast Park, which lies outside the network. In the future, the park will also feature a waterfront extension at Pasir Panjang Power District.
Of the four new parks, the first to be ready will be a 0.4ha park at King’s Dock, which will be completed by 2024.
It will be followed in around 2025 by the 2ha Alexandra Nature Park, which will feature a 500m trail set in a natural forest valley.
The last two new parks will be completed in tandem with housing developments in the site currently occupied by Keppel Club. On Tuesday, Mr Lee said about 6,000 HDB flats will be built in the 48ha site.