SINGAPORE: The next phase of one-north park will open to the public on Saturday (Jun 18), the National Parks Board (NParks) said on Friday.
Comprising about 3.7 hectares in size, this phase includes four land parcels in the park – Rochester West, Rochester East, Fusionopolis North and Fusionopolis South.
About 5.4 hectares of the 16-hectare park have already been completed. With the opening of the latest phase, more than half of the park will have been completed, NParks said.
The park consists of 11 land parcels spanning across the entire length of the one-north district. When fully completed, it will serve as an integrated green link connecting key developments such as Biopolis, Fusionopolis, Mediapolis and the one-north MRT station.
To maintain the rustic character of the area, several environmental initiatives were also adopted during the development. For example, no street lights were installed at the Fusionopolis South section so as to minimise impact on birds that nest in the area, NParks said.
A boardwalk was also incorporated to allow people to observe the park's wildlife.
Future land parcels at the park will be developed on a “just-in-time” basis, so that as developments come on stream, the adjacent park parcels will be completed at around the same time, NParks said. These developments will be progressively carried out over the next five years.