Completed in 1972, Toa Payoh Town Park was a popular choice for wedding photoshoots in the 1970s and 1980s. It remains a destination for nature lovers with its diverse plant life and dragonfly populations. The park’s Observation Tower was given conservation status by the Urban Redevelopment Authority in 2009.
Toa Payoh Town Park, also known as the Toa Payoh Town Garden in the 1970s, was completed in 1972. The park was popular as a location for wedding photographs in the 1970s and 1980s. The park's popularity with visitors saw the Housing & Development Board (HDB) including green spaces in most of the housing estates that followed after Toa Payoh Town.
This park is best known for its 27m-tall Observation Tower that was built in 1972. It offered visitors panoramic views of Singapore in the 1970s and 1980s. In 2009, the Observation Tower was given conservation status by the Urban Redevelopment Authority. The park’s regional recreational attractions and significant location in the collective social memory of Singaporeans is one of the main reasons for its conservation status.
Toa Payoh Town Park, with its diverse plant and insect life, remains a popular destination for nature lovers. As of 2014, this park has recorded a total of 20 dragonfly and damselfly species.