Reservoir parks are another place for outdoor activities in Singapore; any individuals and organisations are eligible to book the reservoir parks for events such as cross-country, jogging, outdoor activities.
PUB, Singapore’s national water agency, manages reservoir parks at MacRitchie, Lower Peirce, Upper Peirce, Upper Seletar and Kranji Reservoirs. Others are managed by organisations like NParks and People’s Association. These reservoir parks are popular spots for family outings, picnics, nature walks, jogging and exercises. They are also scenic and popular locations for commercial filming, advertisement and photography.
The Marina Barrage is the first reservoir in the heart of the city, 15th in Singapore. With the completion of Punggol and Serangoon Reservoirs, Singapore now has 17 reservoirs.
List of Singapore Reservoirs
- Bedok Reservoir
- Jurong Lake
- Kranji Reservoir
- Lower Peirce Reservoir(former Peirce Reservoir)
- Lower Seletar Reservoir
- MacRitchie Reservoir (formerThomson Road Reservoir)
- Marina Reservoir
- Murai Reservoir
- Pandan Reservoir
- Poyan Reservoir
- Pulau Tekong Reservoir
- Punggol Reservoir
- Sarimbun Reservoir
- Serangoon Reservoir
- Tengeh Reservoir
- Upper Peirce Reservoir
- Upper Seletar Reservoir(former Seletar Reservoir)
Activities at Singapore Reservoirs Parks
- Cross-Country/ Walkathon
- Dragon Boating
- Organised Outdoor Event (e.g Family Day)
- Performance Stage
- Wedding Ceremony
Not not all activities are allowed at all reservoirs; you can find details at PUB website.
The organiser will have to write in to PUB to request permission for use of reservoir parks for their events. PUB will then give approval in writing.
MacRitchie Reservoir Park
MacRitchie Reservoir Park serves as a gateway to the nature reserves. It has become a popular spot for nature lovers and exercise enthusiasts. It is also a great place for morning and evening walks or strolls along the water’s edge.
MacRitchie Reservoir Park now boasts a green two-storey carpark with 300 parking lots. Its upper deck collects rainwater and channels them into a bioswale. Bioswales are landscape elements designed to remove silt and pollution from surface runoff water.
The reservoir also has an amenities centre equipped with toilets, showering facilities, lockers, drinking fountains and a food kiosk. This reservoir deck is an ideal venue for warm-ups and for holding events like cross-country. Being a popular venue for water activities, it also has a newly improved pontoon for kayakers and our upgraded canoe shed will be ready by mid-2011.
MacRitchie Reservoir is one of the four reservoirs that bound the nature reserves. Other reservoirs include Lower Peirce Reservoir, Upper Peirce Reservoir and Upper Seletar Reservoir. Serving as water catchment areas, forests surrounding these reservoirs are protected from agriculture activities in order to ensure the quality of water. You can download a map here (PDF).
You can find a reservoir park near you here.