Pop-Up Adventure Playground


Play, build and let kids be kids! 

Don’t expect the typical colourful play equipment like fixed swings and slides in this playground. Adventure playgrounds emphasize the importance of unstructured play. 

This free drop-in play space encourages kids age three to 12 to let their imaginations run wild as they play with planks of wood, hammers, nails, tires, tarps and other materials. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to observe their children from outside the play area while children build, create, alter and enhance the space as they choose. Play is self-directed, creative and imaginative.

The concept is part of a growing playground trend that encourages kids to be curious and creative, to engage with their surroundings, and to test their limits within an environment of managed risk.

Hours of Operation

  • July 2 – Sept. 2, 2018
  • Monday – Sunday, 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday & Thursday, 10:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Know before you go!

  • Children must wear closed-toe athletic shoes (runners)
  • Children are not presumed to be under the care of Adventure Playground staff
  • Ensure your children enter and exit the playground safely
  • The area near the entrance has been cleared; tree stumps are available for parents to sit and watch
  • Please watch from outside the play area

Getting Here & Parking

If you're planning to visit the Pop-Up Adventure Playground, we encourage you to walk, bike or take transit. The site is less than a 5 minute walk from the Lafarge Lake-Douglas SkyTrain stop. If you're planning to drive, pay parking is available along Town Centre Boulevard and Pinetree Way.

2018 Adventure Playground - Map graphic

Benefits of Unstructured Play

Emerging research is recognizing the benefits of unstructured, risky and creative play for healthy child development. Through free and independent play, children can:

  • Learn how to identify hazards and assess risks
  • Develop creativity and self-confidence
  • Practice critical thinking
  • Improve physical literacy

Share Your Feedback

We want to know what you think of the Pop-Up Adventure Playground! You can share your feedback in two ways:

Corporate Partnership Opportunity     

Interested in aligning your organization with this exciting initiative? Learn more about the opportunity to become the Presenting Partner of Coquitlam’s 2018 Pop-Up Playground!

View our Fact Sheet for details and contact us today corporatepartners@coquitlam.ca

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