Coastal PlayGrove is the new family friendly recreation space in East Coast Park. The former Big Splash site has been redeveloped and now boasts of the tallest outdoor play feature, nature playgarden and water play area. There are of course Coastal PlayGrove food options for the young and old.
Big Splash was built in 1977 on reclaimed land in East Coast Park. The waterpark featured an 85-metre long water slide and had a wave-pool and a 200 m long flow-pool. Big Splash went through various renovations and changes over the years and was later redeveloped into a dining and lifestyle destination. It closed in 2016. The site was redeveloped by The National Parks Board (NParks) as part of the rejuvenation of East Coast Park. The new Coastal PlayGrove retains the waterpark theme and its main play structure is the 16 metre high Play Tower nestled within a reconstruct of the former iconic Big Splash tower.
Coastal PlayGrove Food
A truly great playground in Singapore must have food and beverage options and so Coastal PlayGrove has a snazzy food court, a fast food restaurant and a casual diner for local food and kopi.
Coastal PlayGrove Food Splash
The food court is located in the main building and, in a nod to the history of the site, is called Food Splash. It has a air-conditioned dining hall as well as sheltered naturally ventilated dining area.
Food Splash has 4 main stalls – for Western, Korean and Indian food and for beverages and desserts.
Picotin Express is a casual European bistro where you can expect bar snacks, salad, pasta and pizza.
Kimchi Box will offer the popular Korean staples, like fried chicken, ramyeon and bibimbap.
Prata Wala Signature offers Indian favourites from North and South Indian cuisine, including biryani and tandoori, as well as light bites like vadai and samosa.
Luv Coffee is where you get a range of beverages as well as grab and go items like sandwiches and pies.
There are also bubble tea by Partea and desserts.
Old Town White Coffee
Old Town White Coffee was one of the most popular eateries in Big Splash. It now has a new concept store in Coastal PlayGrove. It offers local a good range of affordable local dishes including old favourites like Ipoh Chicken Hor Fun & Nasi Lemak with Chicken Rendang. There are also brand new specialty and novelty beverages.
Old Town White Coffee at Coastal PlayGrove has a indoor dining area and an al fresco dining space.
Coastal Play Grove
Burger King @ Coastal PlayGrove occupies a large space. It has sofa seats as well as a long counter table against the curved glass panels.
Coastal Play Grove
Once Upon a Time
The only non food tenant we saw at Coastal PlayGrove was Once Upon A Time by The Tiara Society, an indoor playground and party space.
902 East Coast Parkway
Coastal Play Grove
Level #02 – 02
Tel: +65 8462 7763
What’s at Coastal PlayGrove
The Coastal PlayGrove food options is really a secondary reason to visit the new playground in East Coast Park. It has so many interesting features to keep the children and adults occupied.
There is a nature playgarden with themed sections that encourage children to interact and play in nature. There is also NParks’ first outdoor classroom by the sea, equipped with a chalkboard and surrounded by edible plant species.
Coastal PlayGrove has large open green spaces and play areas, with views of the coast.
The main attraction is the 16 metre high Play Tower. It features a vertical net play, the Vertical Challenge, and slides.
A short walk up the tower will give you a great view of the coastal park.
Children are most excited about the two metal tube slides accessible from the third and fourth floor of the Play Tower. Equally excited parents and grandparents can be seen waiting with hand phone cameras ready at the bottom of the slides.
Getting There & Car Park
Coastal PlayGrove is located at Area B of East Coast Park, near the Road Safety Community Park. On weekends and public holidays, there is a bus service that will take you to the service road right outside Coastal PlayGrove. The nearest bustop for regular bus services is at Amber Road. From there it is not too long a walk to Coastal PlayGrove via the Amber Gardens Underpass, next to the Chinese Swimming Club,
Nearest Bus Stop: 92261
Bus Service: 401 (only operates on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays)
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
There is a big open car park at Coastal PlayGrove. Current Parking Charges are $0.60 per half hour.
Bicycle bays are also available.
Coastal PlayGrove Directory
902 East Coast Park Service Road, Singapore 449874
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