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Do's and Don'ts

Show Consideration for Others

Obtain a permit before holding your BBQ or camp at any of our designated campsites. Click to apply for a camping permit or BBQ permit or apply at any AXS machines island wide.

Stay on track. To ensure our parks and park connectors provide a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone, please note the types of devices permitted on various paths, and to abide by the safety guidelines and onsite signage.

Show care and consideration when using our park facilities. The amenities, such as the open lawns, shelters and passageways, are meant for everyone. Help us keep our park facilities in pristine condition for all to enjoy.

Keep noise levels low. Appreciate the sounds of nature and respect other park goers by keeping noise levels low. Only then can our parks and the peaceful silence of nature be fully enjoyed and appreciated by everyone.

Be a responsible pet owner. In order to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all, kindly put your furry friends on leash and muzzle them if necessary. Most importantly, please take ownership and clean up after your pet.

Park where you should. Please follow parking directions, and park your vehicles only at designated lots. Be gracious and leave the accessible lots for those who truly need them.

Look out for 'No Flying' signs in our parks and Nature Reserves. The flying of drones is not allowed in the areas listed here. For the safety of others and to protect our biodiversity, please fly your drones in a safe and responsible manner (see CAAS' website for more information).

Do not smoke. With effect from 1 July 2022, smoking is prohibited at public parks, gardens and nature reserves. Smoking is only allowed in Designated Smoking Areas (DSAs) provided in some larger regional parks. Let's safeguard the air quality in our green spaces and protect the health and well-being of all visitors. (See NEA’s website for more information).


Help Conserve our Environment

Dispose waste in a proper manner. Keeping our parks clean is everyone’s responsibility. Littering not only spoil the beauty of our parks, they may also harm the animals.  Kindly throw your litter at the designated bins located around our parks.

Help reduce waste. Instead of using one brochure each, do consider sharing them when moving about in a group. Afterwards, do return the brochures in a good condition for others to use.

Stay on designated trails. Avoid stepping off track while on our nature trails. By stepping off the trails, you risk disturbing and trampling on our flora and fauna.


Respect our Flora and Fauna

Leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but photographs. Our parks are shared spaces for all to enjoy. Do not disturb any wildlife. Let our beautiful flora and fauna thrive in their natural habitats.

Maintain a distance away from wildlife. Do resist the temptation to follow or approach any wildlife. Appreciate the wildlife from afar and maintain a safe distance from them. Kindly refrain from feeding them as this can affect their health and alter their natural behaviour. Heed animal advisories.

Respect the eco-system. Please refrain from feeding native or stray animals, or releasing animals into our parks and nature reserves. Doing so may upset our fragile eco-system and cause more harm than good.

Observe the opening and closing times. Our nature reserves and most nature parks (Dairy Farm, Chestnut, Hindhede, Kranji Marshes, Rifle Range and Windsor) are closed at night to allow our native fauna, many of which are nocturnal, to feed and breed without being interrupted by human activity. Let's do our part to ensure a conducive environment for endangered native biodiversity.

Keep our nature reserves a safe haven for our native biodiversity. Dogs are known to scent mark places they visit thus affecting the movement of native animals and they may also bark at or otherwise harass native animals found within the reserves. Do not bring dogs or other pets to these nature reserves and parks.


Stay Safe

Safety during bad weather. Seek cover at the nearest shelter available and avoid entering forested areas, including nature reserves and nature parks during and immediately after bad weather. Visit NEA or dial 65427788 for the weather forecast.


*These Do's and Don'ts serve only as a guide. They are not exhaustive or intended to be a complete list of the prohibitions or regulations governing our parks and any omission does not constitute a waiver of any offence. Please refer to the Parks and Trees Act (Cap. 216) and the Parks and Trees Regulations (Cap. 216, Rg 1).

Last updated on 30 January 2023

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