Built in 1943, Esplanade Park is one of the oldest among Singapore’s heritage parks. Redeveloped in 1991 to enhance the Civic District's identity and to create an important frontage for the Padang, Supreme Court and City Hall, Esplanade Park is a showcase for many of Singapore’s historical landmarks.
Take a stroll through this iconic park and reflect on the sacrifices made by brave soldiers at the Lim Bo Seng Memorial and the Cenotaph, and marvel at the intricacies of the Victorian splendour of the distinctive blue and white Tan Kim Seng Fountain, built in 1882 to commemorate the contributions to Singapore of the famous Chinese philanthropist.
Along Connaught Drive, opposite Padang and City Hall
How to get there: By MRT, alight at City Hall or Esplanade station
Park size: 2.4 hectares
Park lighting hours: 7.00pm to 7.00am
Nearby Parks/Park Connectors: War Memorial Park, Youth Olympic Park
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible
Specific Do’s and Don’ts: No skateboarding
Temporary closure of toilet at Esplanade Park
Esplanade Park toilet will be closed till 1Q2024 to facilitate upgrading works.
Things To Do
As one of the oldest heritage parks in Singapore, you can stop by the Lim Bo Seng Memorial and the Cenotaph to reflect on the sacrifices made by soldiers. If you appreciate architecture, visit the Victorian-styled Tan Kim Seng Fountain.
Those who enjoy photography may like the shots they can capture at Esplanade Park, with the different memorials and the beautiful waterfront view.