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Coastal Playgrove at East Coast Park

Coastal Playgrove at East Coast Park

June 7, 2023
Coastal Playgrove at East Coast Park

Occupying the site of the former Big Splash, the Coastal Playgrove at East Coast Park is a family friendly attraction with a variety of different play features.

The development features a Play Tower with Vertical Challenge and slides, Water Play Area, Nature Playgarden, Sandpit, Outdoor Classroom by the Sea, as well as dining options.


Play Tower with Vertical Challenge and Slides

At 16 metres high, the Play Tower is Singapore's tallest outdoor play feature with a four-storey vertical net play area and long tube slides on the third and fourth floor.

The slide on the fourth floor is also the tallest outdoor slide in Singapore!

Make it to the top of the Play Tower and you'll be rewarded with 360 degree views of East Coast Park and the sea.

Slide down to the base and you'll see the Leisure Nets, a climbing net and obstacle course which is suitable for children 5-12 years old.

Next to the Leisure Nets, you'll also find a large sand pit, a portion of which is shaded by tall trees.

Vertical Challenge

Within the Play Tower is the four-storey high Vertical Challenge, a vertical net play area with numerous climbing obstacles and challenges such as stepping pods, hammocks, grip wall, and disc swings on every level.

Fun fact: the Vertical Challenge pays homage to its history and is designed in the same vibrant colours of the former Big Splash. We like!

If you're up to the challenge, you can actually start from the bottom and climb all the way up to the fourth storey.

But if that's too challenging, you can also walk up to each level and enter from there.

The second storey of the vertical Challenge

While NParks says the Vertical Challenge is recommended for ages 13 and up, we did see lots of younger kids (with adult supervision) having a ball during our visit.

The third storey

Water Play Area

The Water Play Area is a great place to cool off after a hot day out exploring the Coastal Playgrove.

Recommended for kids from 5-12 years old and wheelchair accessible, the Water Play Area consists of numerous wading pools made to look like a natural stream.

While the water is too shallow for swimming, kids were still having a great time splashing around the fountains and skipping through the water jets.

Toilets are located close by if you need to dry up and change out.

Nature Playgarden

The Nature Playgarden is an area where kids can get close to nature.

Hide out in teepees, climb onto log trails, and admire the natural landscape and flowers along the way.

Natural materials such as wood, sand, and gravel are used in all of the play features.

There are three sections for children to explore here: a bamboo trail, a log trail surrounded with a mix of exotic shrubs that attract butterflies, and a trail planted with native shrubs that lead to a sand pit.

Outdoor Classroom by the Sea

NParks' first outdoor classroom by the sea is designed for pre-schoolers.

Peer into an old hornbill's nest, observe interesting plants, and even have a good ol' game of hopscotch.

You'll also get great views of the sea from here!

There's an area with a giant chalkboard with logs as seats. This space can be booked through NParks.


Coastal Playgrove offers a number of F&B options including:

  • Burger King
  • Food Splash, a food court with four tenants (Prata Wala, Picotin Express, Kimchi Box, Luv Coffee)
  • OLDTOWN White Coffee

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902 East Coast Park Service Road

Singapore 449874

Opening Hours

Play Tower: Open daily, 8am-12pm and 4pm-8pm

Vertical Challenge: Tuesdays to Sundays, 8am-8pm

Water Play Area: Tuesdays to Sundays, 8am-8pm




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