Living in a concrete jungle island constantly surrounded by high-rise apartments, skyscrapers, and office towers can take a toll on the mind and body. The conveniences of city living are often weighed down by a lack of natural connectivity. Fortunately, cosmopolitan Singapore offers parks and nature walks in abundance to help rebalance and recentre our lives. Here are some of the best that Singapore has to offer. 10 Nature Parks In Singapore Worth Visiting 1. Labrador Nature Reserve Image Credit: Little Day Out The Labrador Nature Reserve, also known as Labrador Park, is a government gazetted nature reserve located in the south of Singapore. Featuring historical relics dating back to World War II and the British Colonial Era, Labrador Park offers a unique look back into Singapore\u2019s history. As the only park with a rocky seaside cliff in Singapore, located off a secondary forest, the park is also rich in biodiversity with over 70 different kinds of birds. Enjoy the sea breeze as you go for a walk or jog, around the park\u2019s jogging track or along the coastal walk. Fitness stations and playgrounds also encourage an active day out. Address: 91 Labrador Villa Rd Singapore 119190 Labrador Villa Rd, Singapore 119190 Opening hours: 7am to 7pm daily\u00a0 Website: nparks.gov.sg 2. Singapore Botanic Gardens Image Credit: Worldkings.org No article about parks would be complete without a mention of Singapore\u2019s crown jewel, the Botanic Gardens. Centrally located almost in the heart of the city, Singapore\u2019s 163-year old garden is beloved by many for its spectacular tropical fauna and verdant landscape. Its 82 hectares is replete with natural attractions, from the Ethnobotany Garden with 300 different species of plants, to the National Orchid Garden, blooming with orchid splendour. Jacob Ballas Children\u2019s Garden, the first garden in Asia dedicated to children, offers kids opportunities for fun and adventure. Boardwalks and elevated walkways are a common feature, whether at The Learning Forest or in SPH Walk of Giants, ensuring that no matter the length of time spent at the Botanical Gardens there will always be something new to see.\u00a0 Address: 1 Cluny Rd, Singapore 259569 Opening hours: 5am - 12am daily Website: nparks.gov.sg\/sbg\u00a0 3. Yunnan Garden Image Credit: U-Insight For those on the West side of Singapore, Yunnan Garden in Nanyang Technological University is at your doorstep. After its most recent facelift, expanding to a total size of 9 hectares, this park boasts a magnificent waterfall, whose vantage point allows for a sprawling view of the gardens. Meanwhile, the water carries rainwater to the wetlands of the lower bank, while the plants used in the water filtration system help to remove pollutants from the water, maintaining a green balance to the ecosystem. Boardwalks provide access to various locations around the waterfall, helping park goers soak in the flora and fauna or spot fish in the lake. Famed for its existing symmetry, Yunnan Garden\u2019s Chinese heritage aesthetic has been expanding to dizzying levels of geometry. Address: Yunnan Garden @ NTU, 12 Nanyang Drive, Singapore 637721.\u00a0 Opening hours: 24 hours daily 4. Gardens by the Bay Image Credit: Garden Design Singapore\u2019s modern nature showpiece, Gardens by the Bay offers local and international visitors 101 hectares of horticultural exhibition. Three waterfront gardens host a number of different attractions, such as the Cloud Forest featuring rare vegetation, the vertical Supertree Grove, or the Flower Dome. Unlike the other parks mentioned thus far, Gardens by the Bay has an admission fee of $28 for adults and $15 for children.\u00a0 Address: 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953 Opening hours: 5am - 2am\u00a0 Admission fee: $28 for adults and $15 for children Website: gardensbythebay.com.sg 5. East Coast Park Image Credit: JustRunLah! For those on the east side of Singapore, East Coast Park fulfils many outdoor needs, and then some. This park spans 185 hectares along the southeastern coast of Singapore, encompassing Marine Parade, Bedok and Tampines. A great spot for family activities, the park has many a playground and open space for fun and games. Cycling and running tracks appeal to fitness enthusiasts, while East Coast Park is also joined to the Park Connector Network, linking up all the green in the island.\u00a0 Address: E Coast Park Service Rd, Singapore Opening hours: 24 hours daily\u00a0 Website: nparks.gov.sg 6. Fort Canning Park Image Credit: Hotels.com Another historical park located in the heart of Singapore, Fort Canning Park atop the hill of its namesake has many attractions that highlight its colonial roots. These include underground bunkers, cannons, and gothic gateways. This icon is not all history though, as the Farquhar Garden and Jubilee Park within Fort Canning grounds will testify. A popular location for festivals and other celebrations, Fort Canning Park downtown location also makes it a hidden oasis amidst the metropolis.\u00a0 Address: River Valley Rd, Singapore 179037 Opening hours: 7am - 7pm daily\u00a0 Website: nparks.gov.sg 7.\u00a0Hort Park Image Credit: Visit Singapore Often described as \u201cwhimsical\u201d Hort Park focuses on showcasing the horticultural industry through its showcase garden designs, products and services. Themed gardens and a nature playgarden, alongside guided tours and workshops make this a more interactive park than others offered in Singapore. As an educational gardening resource hub, expect many hands-on activities for the whole family at one of the best nature parks in Singapore.\u00a0 Address: 33 Hyderabad Rd, Singapore 119578 Opening hours: 6am - 11pm\u00a0 Website: nparks.gov.sg 8. Bukit Batok Nature Park Image Credit: National Parks Board Bukit Batok Nature Park is an urban park located in the north of the island. Developed over an abandoned quarry, the park features a scenic and tranquil Quarry Pool to help weary parkgoers recentre their minds. Bird watching is a popular activity here, while a World War II memorial site keeps the park offerings fresh and diverse.\u00a0 Address: Cnr Bukit Batok East Avenue 2, Bukit Batok East Ave 6, and, Singapore 659761 Opening hours: 24hours daily, lighting hours: 7am - 7pm daily Website: nparks.gov.sg 9. MacRitchie Reservoir Image Credit: Lonely Planet At the site of Singapore\u2019s oldest reservoir lies a nature park filled to the brim of sights and activities. MacRitchie Nature Trail and Reservoir Park is a stunning display of natural beauty atop the engineering marvel of a reservoir. A Treetop walk allows visitors to walk a 250-metre aerial free standing suspension bridge, while the MacRitchie Trails through the tropical rainforest provide the opportunity to stumble upon wildlife such as macaque monkeys, monitor lizards, colugos and owls. Water sports are also available on the massive reservoir, including canoeing, kayaking and fishing.\u00a0 Address: MacRitchie Reservoir Park, Singapore 298717 Opening hours: 7am - 7pm daily Website: visitsingapore.com\/en_my\/see-do-singapore\/nature-wildlife\/reserves\/macritchie-nature-reserve\/\u00a0 10. The Southern Ridges Image Credit: National Parks Board The Southern Ridges is not your average park. Rather, it\u2019s a 10-kilometre stretch of open, interconnected green space linking Mouth Faber Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park, Hort Park, Kent Ridge Park, and the Labrador Nature Reserve. Perfect for seasoned walkers or adventure hikers, The Southern Ridges offers beautiful panoramic views of Singapore as you traverse from one park to another. Parks are connected by stunning elevated or suspended walkways, such as the Henderson Waves: a 274-metre long wood panelled bridge.\u00a0 Address: Southern Singapore\u00a0 Lighting hours for Alexandra Arch: changing LED lights: 7pm \u2013 12am daily Lighting hours for Forest Walk: 7pm \u2013 7am daily Lighting hours for Henderson Waves: 7pm \u2013 7am daily Safety LED lights on bridges: 7pm \u2013 7am daily Website: nparks.gov.sg As there are so many beautiful nature parks in Singapore venture, it is no wonder more and more people are looking at outdoors to de-stress, be it with family, friends, or just by themselves. Take a stroll at one of these parks, or enjoy riding a bicycle to wind down during the weekend.