The Youth Olympic Park, Singapore's first art park, was built and named in commemoration of the inaugural Youth Olympic Games hosted by Singapore in August 2010. Developed to foster a greater sense of community ownership and connection with Marina Bay, the park currently features art installations using different media by local youths, depicting their aspirations in life. All of the artwork in the park was selected from an art competition held for local students aged 8 to 28 - over a hundred entries were submitted of which 27 were selected to be used in the park.
The Youth Olympic Park offers a unique perspective and vantage point for photography of the iconic Marina Bay and surrounding areas. There are numerous cool and shady corners for rest and the breezes drifting from the sea make the park an ideal location for a short stroll. At night, from 7pm to 7am, the park comes alive with coloured LED lights accentuating the various contemporary structures and installations against the lights of the city's skyline, making this park a visual treat to visit at this time.
A boardwalk connects the park to the Marina Promenade, set around the bay, and grand steps leading to the Helix Bridge connects the park to the Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort.