Coastal PlayGrove (at former East Coast Big Splash site) offers a huge free playground with water play, multiple slides, a nature playgarden, and lots of climbing fun!
Coastal PlayGrove is a free playground at the former Big Splash East Coast Park site. We are super excited about Coastal PlayGrove as it boasts the tallest outdoor play feature in town – it’s 16 metres high – with fun climbing activities, long metallic tube slides, a nature playgarden with sandpits and teepees, plus a water play area!
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Coastal PlayGrove, East Coast Playground
Coastal PlayGrove is one of the best family-friendly destinations at East Coast Park so go early as it gets busy! The main play structure of the newly revamped Coastal PlayGrove is the 16-metre high Play Tower in the former iconic Big Splash tower.
Play Tower at Coastal Playgrove
Age: for 13-year-olds
This huge feature at Coastal Playgrove comprises a vertical net play climbing area, featuring a 4-storey vertical net play area called the Vertical Challenge, plus long metallic tube slides on the third and fourth floor.
NB: The Play Tower at Coastal Playgrove is only for older kids 13yrs +.
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Designed in the same vibrant colours red, orange, yellow, green, and blue of the previous water slides at Big Splash East Coast Park, the Vertical Challenge at Coastal PlayGrove offers exciting play activities including:
– stepping pods
– a hoop maze
– a zig-zag bridge
– grip wall
– disc swings
The views at the top of Coastal Playgrove’s Play Tower are stunning!
Long metallic tube slides at Coastal Playgrove
Age: for 13-year-olds
We are most excited about the two metal tube slides accessible from the third and fourth floor of the Play Tower at Coastal PlayGrove! The first slide is 7.3 metres tall but the second slide is a whopping 11.9 m tall with a little loop in it. Metal slides at playgrounds in Singapore are contentious – we know many of you think they get way too hot for kids to slide down but the designs here seem to be focusing on speed and thrills for older kids (13 yrs and above). Just dress in leggings/long pants or go before it gets too hot and sunny!
Climbing fun for younger kids
Age: for 5 to 12-year-olds
At the base of the Play Tower are the Leisure Nets, designed to resemble waves along the shore and are suitable for younger children, 5 to 12 years old to climb and explore.
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Water play at Coastal Playgrove
Age: for 5 to 12 year-olds.
Bring your swimmers because Coastal PlayGrove Playground has an inclusive water play area with a fun wading pool and refreshing jets of water for kids to play in. The water is too shallow for swimming (it’s about shin deep) but kids will have a great time cooling off and splashing around the fountains. According to NParks this water play at Coastal Playgrove is for kids from 5 years old but we know little kids will love this too – just keep an eye on them.
*A section of the Water Play Area, East Coast Park Area B2, will be closed for improvement works starting from 27 June 2022 and is expected to be completed by mid-August 2022. Part of the Water Play Area will still be open for use.*
Come at dusk and the water fountains will be illuminated in various colours to splash around in! Bring hats if you are here during the heat of the day. A toilet is located close by for kids to change into swimmers. Do note water play at Coastal Playgrove is closed on Mondays.
Coastal PlayGrove Playground has a small nature playgarden designed with natural wood and sand for kids aged 3 to 12. Look out for a bamboo tunnel trail, wooden teepees for some pretend-play camping, a trail created with logs, and a sand pit – perfect for little adventurers!
The Nature Playgarden at Coastal Playgrove features several themed sections to introduce kids to different habitats – from bamboo trails to exotic shrubs that attract butterflies and native plants to mimic the forest habitats.
Kiddos, see if you can spot birds such as the Black-naped Oriole, Yellow-vented Bulbul, Olive-backed Sunbird, and insects such as the Plain Tiger Butterfly, and the solitary Blue-banded Digger Bee?
Coastal PlayGrove’s Outdoor Classroom
Coastal PlayGrove’s Outdoor Classroom is NParks’ first outdoor classroom by the sea for pre-schoolers! This area has a chalkboard with boulders and log stools, and a lovely view of the sea.
Coastal PlayGrove features open lawns where you can bring a picnic while the kids run around. Bring a kite to fly or let the kiddos play tag – it’s a beautiful space (bring hats!).
Where to eat at Coastal PlayGrove Playground
When you are hungry head over to the multi-concept food outlet Food Splash at Coastal Playgrove where F&B offerings include cafe food at Luv Coffee, Korean chow at Kimchi Box, prata and thosai at Prata Wala or there’s Old Town White Coffee, and Burger King.
What are Coastal PlayGrove opening hours?
Coastal Playgrove is free to enter but do note the age restrictions and opening hours.
Play Tower Slides: 13 year-olds +. Open daily, 8am – 12pm, 4pm – 10pm.
Vertical Challenge: 13 year-olds +. Open Tuesdays to Sundays, 8am – 10pm. Closed on Mondays.
Water Play Area: 5 to 12 year-olds. Open Tuesdays to Sundays, 8am – 8pm. Closed on Mondays for maintenance.
Getting to Coastal PlayGrove
Coastal PlayGrove playground is located at Area B of East Coast Park, close to the Road Safety Park.
By Car: Drivers can park at Car Park B2.
By Bus: Bus Stop: 92241 (Amber Gdns), 92249 (Opp Amber Gdns): Bus: 31, 36, 43, 47, 48, 134, 135, 196, 197, 401, 853M
12 min walk to Coastal PlayGrove via Amber Gardens Underpass
Bus Stop: 92261 (Opp P/G @ Big Splash) for Bus 401 (suspended until further notice) then 1 min walk
On Foot: Nearest Underpass: Amber Gardens Underpass
Coastal PlayGrove Playground, 902 East Coast Park Service Rd, Singapore 449874