The Sengkang Sports & Recreation Centre, once known as the Sengkang Sports Complex, is a complex of sporting facilities in the Anchorvale area of the Sengkang New Town on the island of Singapore. The original opening was timed for the end of 2007 but was delayed for at least a year.
Sengkang Sports and Recreation Centre
The Sengkang Sports and Recreation Centre was intended as part of a regeneration scheme to improve the facilities in the Pasir Ris-Punggol constituency and the Sengkang New Town. It cost over one billion Singapore dollars. The project was planned with the involvement of the People’s Association and the Singapore Sports Council, who bravely carried on with the project in the face of Singapore’s economic recession during the early 2000s. Grassroots leaders began fundraising campaigns in order to support the complex’s construction.
The Sengkang Sports and Recreation Centre is spread over a 4 hectare plot of land adjacent to Sungei Punggol. Its sporting facilities include four swimming pools and five water slides, as well as a 12,000 metres of synthetic pitches for soccer and hockey, which are currently used as the practice field for Singapore’s best junior hockey team, The Punggol Primary School Team.
The Anchorvale Community Club is the first of Singapore’s community centres to be located next to a river and to be on the same site as a sports complex. The community club’s facilities are spread over four storeys and include playrooms, a multimedia room, a large multi-purpose community hall, a tea arts room, library/reading study area, a roof terrace as well as a riverfront café, and retail and catering outlets.
Anchorvale Community Club
The interior sports halls can accommodate 12 badminton courts and it can also be used for volleyball or basketball. The hall can seat 200 spectators but retractable seating allows versatile and flexible use of the hall. There is also a dance studio and gymnasium.
An artificial island on the Punggol Reservoir will link to the sports complex allowing people to access water sports and activities. A continuous landscaped pavement, or Park Connector, running along the river bank will connect all the facilities and enable pedestrians and cyclists to easily travel between them.