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Our Guide to the Jurong Lake Gardens Playground for Some Fun Under the Sun

My family and I were looking for great adult and kid-friendly spots when we came across Jurong Lake Gardens, and let me tell you I think we found what we were looking for and more! The kids and I had a blast!

Thanks to the different areas and activities of the park, we didn’t have a dull moment. From learning about nature to splashing in the wet playground, here’s our guide to the Jurong Lake Gardens! 

Things to Know

Address: Yuan Ching Rd

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Sunday, Open 24 hours


  • Free


How to Get to Jurong Lake Gardens

Closest train station: To get to the Jurong Lake Gardens by train, you can proceed to the nearest MRT station and get off at Boon Lay Station. From here, it will just be a 15-minute walk to the gardens.

Closest bus station: You can also take bus lines 154, 246, 30, 98, 240, 98A, 240A, 49, or 154B to get to Jurong Lake Gardens. Get off at Corporation Drive – Blk 117 station, and the garden will just be a one-minute walk from this spot.

Taxi rate: Lastly, you can take a taxi to Jurong Lake Gardens for a base fare of SGD 4.05 and an additional SGD .70 per kilometre.

Play Areas in Jurong Lake Gardens

1. Forest Ramble

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We first went to Forest Ramble. It’s a nature-inspired play area that encourages young ones to mimic the moves of certain animals like the heron and otter through uniquely shaped obstacle courses and equipment.

Of course, we adults didn’t want to get left behind, so we tried out the Plantain Squirrel Leap trampoline. The trampoline had a recessed rubber net, and we had a ton of fun jumping (safely, of course).

2. Clusia Cove

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Next, we checked out Clusia Cove. This wet playground became an instant hit with the kids. They had fun splashing around the area which features directional currents, surface ripples, and tidal patterns thanks to the unique structures of the cove’s flooring.

What we adults liked most about this playground, though, is that it also provided the young ones with an educational experience regarding water recycling. The kids watched the cove’s looped circulation system that filters and recycles its waters.

3. ActiveSG Park

Lastly, we visited ActiveSG Park, a facility meant to promote health and fitness that made me feel guilty about all the sweets I ate during our trip! 

The park offers workout classes and access to a fitness gym and a swimming pool. We observed other guests using these amenities and they did seem to get a good workout in!

We also checked out their Rooftop Garden and thoroughly enjoyed the lush greenery and the 360 view of the entire park. The kids also had a great time winding down and relaxing in the garden with its shaded areas, trellis, and benches.

4. Passion Wave

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After a fun and wet romp at Clusia Cove, our kids then begged me to proceed to our next destination—Passion Wave. It’s a waterfront facility that offers water sports activities for both kids and adults.

We enjoyed the views as we watched the other guests canoeing and kayaking around the lake. Our family also checked out the rooftop venue and enjoyed a relaxing stroll through the tranquil garden and mini-park.

Pro Tip:
Enjoying the different water activities at Passion Wave will cost you less if you are a Passion Member. You can check out the different fees on this page.

Educationals Tours

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Learning about Mother Nature became a fun family activity during our visit to Jurong Lake Gardens. We were pleasantly surprised that the garden offers some fantastic educational tours like their biodiversity guided walks, gardening workshops, and craft sessions for kids.

We tried their guided walk, and we learned much more about the animals and plants that call the park their home.

Our family also watched the other guests attending the gardening workshop offered here. It was obvious that they were having fun while learning about the different plant care techniques the speaker was sharing with them.

Pro Tip:
You can stay updated on when the next garden workshop or guided walk will be held by visiting their website.

Where to Eat and Drink in Jurong Lake Gardens

1. Fusion Spoon

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Friday, 10:00 AM to 9:30 PM
  • Saturday and Sunday, 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM 

Cost: $$

The Gardens have a great restaurant onsite called the Fusion Spoon, and we obviously had to check it out. The restaurant did not disappoint with its amazing indoor seating and outdoor dining areas.

We ate at the outdoor seating area to take in the jaw-dropping views of Jurong Lake. The entire family didn’t even look at our mobile phones the entire time just to take in the majestic (and serene) scene of the area.

We also ordered their best-selling fried chicken served with rice. The chicken skin was crispy with just the right saltiness and sweetness while the inside was tender and juicy!

2. Starbucks

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Thursday and Sunday, 7:30 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Friday and Saturday, 7:30 AM to 11:00 PM

Now, most of us know that Starbucks offers top-notch coffee, but let me share with you my recent favourite. It’s called Burnt Caramel Coffee Oat Milk Frappuccino which has a creamy and sweet (but strong) coffee flavour topped with some whipped cream. 

Aside from the great coffee, light snack items (which Starbucks is already famous for), and the amazing views of the lake from this branch, Starbucks Lakeside has signature mugs and specialty ready-to-drink coffee that you can purchase and enjoy at home!

You just need to be a bit patient, though, as the lines to the cashier can be a bit long. Hey, at least that‘s an indication that they sell quality coffee and snacks, right?

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