Chestnut Nature Park is located on the eastern end of Chestnut Avenue. Skirting the Central Catchment Nature Reserve, the nature park serves as a green buffer for the reserve.
There are two areas to Chestnut Nature Park – Chestnut Nature Park (South) and Chestnut Nature Park (North). Chestnut Nature Park (North) is about 64 hectares and opened on 25 February 2017. Together with the southern portion opened last year, Chestnut Nature Park now totals 81 hectares, making it Singapore’s largest nature park to date.
As part of the ongoing habitat enhancement programme to augment NParks’ biodiversity conservation efforts, Chestnut Nature Park has been planted up with native tree species. Examples of these native tree species are the Braided Chestnut (Castanopsis inermis), Singapore Walking-Stick Palm (Rhopaloblaste singaporensis) and the Jelutong (Dyera costulata). These native tree species will allow animals to thrive by improving the ecological connectivity between green spaces so that animals may move around safely.
As a shared community space for different users, visitors to Chestnut Nature Park can look forward to a range of recreational activities such as hiking, mountain biking and bird watching. Chestnut Nature Park is the first nature park in Singapore to have separate mountain biking and hiking trails.
Visitors to Chestnut Nature Park can also find amenities such as shelters, pavilions, information mapboards, toilets, hiking as well as mountain biking trails. Park users can also look forward to a kiosk where they can rent and wash bikes as well as buy pre-packaged snacks.
Located along Chestnut Avenue and is abutting Central Catchment Nature Reserve, stretches along BKE, from Gali Batu Flyover to Dairy Farm Flyover.
PUB Waterworks is situated at the end of Chestnut Avenue, demarking the access road across the middle of Chestnut Nature Park.
Park Size: 81 hectares
Opening Hours: 7am to 7pm daily (entering or remaining in the park after 7pm is not allowed)
Carpark Opening Hours: 7am to 7pm daily (no overnight parking)
Specific Do’s & Don’ts:
- No pets are allowed
For public safety, please do not enter the nature reserve and forested areas during stormy weather, as such inclement weather may cause trees and branches to fall. Do note that when planning to go outdoors, you may dial 65427788 for weather forecast.
How to get there
For directions on how to get to Chestnut Nature Park, view this clip.
By MRT - Alight at Pending LRT. Walk towards Bukit Panjang Hawker Centre, walk past Kim San Leng Coffee Shop. Head towards Blk 276 Bangkit Road, leading to Zhenghua Park. Take the tarmac track leading to Zhenghua underpass to get to Chestnut Nature Park.
By Bus - Take bus 700 or 966 and alight at Block 202, Petir Road. From the bus stop, take an approximately 2km (30mins) walk along Petir Road/Chestnut Ave into Chestnut Nature Park.
By Car - Chestnut Nature Park’s car park is sited near the eastern end of Chestnut Avenue. If you’re coming from the north (e.g. Bukit Panjang), drive along Petir Road and turn left at Chestnut Avenue. If you’re coming from the south (e.g. Dairy Farm), drive along Petir Road and turn right at Chestnut Avenue. After turning, drive for about 1.5km along Chestnut Avenue and you will arrive at Chestnut Nature Park’s carpark on your left.