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Land for Community Use

Vacant State lands not required for immediate development are usually put to meaningful use for the public to enjoy. SLA manages this list of available sites
In the Search function, enter “Community Use Sites”.
for this purpose. 

Note: this is a fluid list, with sites removed when they are put to interim use, while others may be added in future.

Since 2003, we have been opening up State land to the public for community use. Today, more than 170 State fields
These fields, which were identified from public feedback, cover almost 231 ha (equivalent to some 361 football fields). Located throughout Singapore, with more than half near housing estates, these fields are easily accessible by the public. We regularly maintain and improve the sites by turfing and levelling the grounds to eliminate potholes as well as to compact the earth, so that they will be safer and more conducive for play.
have been opened up, for the public to freely enjoy the great outdoors.


Today, many communities have integrated these sites into their social lives, and their activities have helped to liven up the heartlands. Some of these fields have become regular grounds for motorized kite-flyers while others have senior citizens playing gateball.

When using these fields, do follow these guidelines:

  • It’s a place for EVERYONE!
  • Be CONSIDERATE and play SAFE!
  • Be ALERT to dangers such as possible lightning and falling branches.

Adopt-a-field Programme

To encourage a sense of ownership and responsibility for such fields, SLA introduced the "Adopt-A-Field" (AAF) programme in 2007. The programme encourages corporate or grassroots organisations to "adopt" any of the State fields as a way to further their corporate mission. 

Organisations may select fields for adoption based on factors such as proximity. While the government will continue to conduct basic maintenance on the site, adopters can make further improvements to the fields at their own expense. However, no fencing or infrastructure is allowed. 

Adopters will not have exclusive use of the site. Adopted State fields are still open to the public for community use free of charge.

Note: Organisations who would like to have exclusive use of an adopted field can take up a Temporary Occupation License (TOL) and pay a license fee according to usage.