Located at Area B of East Coast Park, at the former Big Splash site, the 4.5ha Coastal PlayGrove is the latest family-friendly destination at East Coast Park that has everything you need for a day of endless fun.
Take on the Play Tower, which is Singapore’s tallest outdoor play feature, featuring 4-storey vertical net play area called the Vertical Challenge, and slides on the third and fourth floor. The latter being the tallest outdoor slide in Singapore. The water play area guarantees fun for children as they run through the numerous water jets and splash around the wading pool and streams. Children can also reconnect with nature and engage each other in spontaneous play at the nature playgarden flushed with greenery.
Coastal PlayGrove also features NParks’ first outdoor classroom by the sea, a sand pit and an expansive multi-purpose lawn. Visitors can also enjoy the diverse food and beverage options available.
Play Tower - Vertical Challenge and slides
Suitable for youths aged 13 years and above. Vertical Challenge is open from Tuesdays to Sundays, 8am - 10pm (and on Mondays which falls on a public holiday). It is closed on Mondays (except during public holidays) for maintenance. Play Tower Slides are open daily, 8am - 10pm. Usage is not recommended when equipment is wet.
The 16m, four-storey high Play Tower houses the Vertical Challenge, a vertical net play area and numerous rope-based obstacles which includes stepping pods, hammocks, grip wall and disc swings. Visitors can scale up and scramble through the nets and obstacles to reach the very top. Once at the top, take a moment to enjoy the breezy winds and the lovely 360o view of East Coast Park and the sea. If you’re raring to go for another round, take the enclosed tube slides on the third and fourth floor for a quick descent and start all over again.
Water Play Area
Suitable for children aged 5 to 12 years old. Open from Tuesdays to Sundays (and on Mondays which falls on a public holiday), 8am – 8pm. Closed on Mondays (except during public holidays) for checks and maintenance. Checks and maintenance may be rescheduled to Tuesdays in the event of prolonged inclement weather on Mondays.
Beat the heat by splashing around at the inclusive water play area which consists of wading pools connected by a stream with numerous water jets that light up at night. The water play area is wheelchair-accessible. A toilet is located close by which allows visitors to dry up and change out.
The nature playgarden at Coastal PlayGrove is interwoven into the landscape, to enable children to play in an environment immersed in nature. There are several themed sections to introduce children to different habitats. In all play features, natural materials such as wood, sand, and gravel are used. Biodiversity attracting trees and shrubs are planted to pique the curiosity of children.
In the first section, children can explore bamboo tunnel trail which evokes a sense of mystery. In the second section, children can engage in imaginative play as they hop along the log trails and hideout at the teepees, all while being surrounded by a mix of exotic shrubs that attracts butterflies and native plants to mimic the native forest habitat. The last section consists of a trail leading to a sand pit that is planted with native shrubs that attract biodiversity. Children can spot the various flowers and fruits, and the wildlife they attract such as butterflies, bees and birds.
Outdoor Classroom by the Sea
NParks’ first outdoor classroom by the sea for pre-schoolers has a chalkboard with boulders and log stools, and a view of the sea. This feature offers preschools in the area more programming options, as they can conduct activities in the outdoor classroom, coupled with play in the nature playgarden. They can also peer into an old hornbill’s nest and observe interesting plants in the outdoor classroom.Interested to hold programmes at the outdoor classroom? Write in to us at www.nparks.gov.sg/feedback
Coastal PlayGrove features open lawns of 0.95 ha for recreational use. Park users can make use of the lawns for activities such as picnics or casual sports while enjoying the sea breeze.
How to get to here
Address: 902 East Coast Park Service Rd, Singapore 449874
Mondays to Sundays (7.00am to 6.59am) - $0.60 per 1/2 hr
For any parking session between 10.30pm and 7.00am the following day, the parking charge is subject to a maximum of $5.00
Nearest Bus Stop: 92261 (Opp P/G @ Big Splash)
Bus Service: 401 (only operates on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays) Bus service 401 is suspended until further notice.
1 min walk to Coastal PlayGrove
Alternative Bus Stop: 92241 (Amber Gdns), 92249 (Opp Amber Gdns)
Bus Service: 31, 36, 43, 47, 48, 134, 135, 196, 197, 401, 853M
12 min walk to Coastal PlayGrove via Amber Gardens Underpass
Nearest Underpass: Amber Gardens Underpass