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Jun 10, 2019 Return to Headlines

Adventure Playground Returns to Coquitlam this Summer

by Caitlin Osborne |

COQUITLAM, BC, June 10, 2019 – Play, build and let kids be kids at Coquitlam’s Adventure Playground, returning to City Centre this summer.

Following last summer’s successful pilot project, the pop-up play space will return to the forested area next to City Centre Aquatic Complex from Tuesday, July 2 until Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. This year’s playground is generously supported by Presenting Partner, Canadian Tire’s locally-owned Tri-Cities stores.

The Adventure Playground is a relatively new concept, with just a few of its kind in western Canada. Unlike a conventional playground, these outdoor spaces swap slides and swings for saws and other hand tools, wood, nails, tarps and building materials.

Kids between the ages of three and 12 can hammer nails, build their own creations and let their imaginations run wild as they explore their unique terrain. Adventure playgrounds emphasize the importance of unstructured play, giving kids the opportunity to be curious about their surroundings and test their limits within an environment of managed risk.

Parents and caregivers can observe their children from outside the play area, where children build, create, alter and enhance the space as they choose. Play is self-directed, creative and imaginative.

Please note that children must wear closed-toed athletic shoes (no rubber shoes or sandals). Also, this is not a drop-off activity. While parents are not to enter the playground, they are required to remain on-site to watch their children and monitor safe play.

Location

The playground will be located in the wooded area off Town Centre Boulevard and Princess Crescent, near Guildford Way and Pinetree Way. The site is a short walk from the Lafarge Lake-Douglas SkyTrain station and pay parking is also available on Town Centre Boulevard. 

At the end of the summer, the playground will close for the season and all materials and equipment will be removed from the site.

Hours of Operation (July 2 – Aug. 30)

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 1 to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Closed Sundays and statutory holidays, and in extreme weather 

For ​more information about the playground, please visi coquitlam.ca/adventureplayground.

About Presenting Partner Canadian Tire

For almost a century, Canadian Tire has proudly offered products and services to help Canadians with the jobs and joys of life in Canada. Today, the Tri-Cities Canadian Tire retail locations couldn’t be stronger, and our staff, more connected to the communities they serve. The retail landscape is changing, and so is Canadian Tire—all to serve you better than ever before. Learn more at canadiantire.ca.

Media Contact
Debbie Clavelle
Community Recreation Manager
604-927-6966
dclavelle@coquitlam.ca 

 

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