Pop Up Adventure Playground in the City of Coquitlam – A World of Unstructured Play!

Let the kids get dirty! Let the kids scramble, climb, tumble, and be free! The City of Coquitlam has opened a Pop Up Adventure Playground for the summer. The goal of the space is to encourage unstructured play and allow he kids to take safe risks. Let the kids use their imagination to build and create all sorts of wonderful worlds.

Pop Up Adventure Playground in the City of Coquitlam

Photo credit: Lyndsay Krause

Don’t go to the Adventure Playground expecting swings, slides, and climbing structures. This playground is old school. I remember spending hours in the woods mucking about – climbing trees, digging holes, scraping knees, and eating more dirt than any human probably should. This playground harkens back to that sort of play. Your kids will clamber over tree stumps, car tires, logs, and branches. There are also spots where your kids are allowed to use hammers and nails, tarps and buckets. Seriously, this is a kids’ paradise of utterly magical proportions.

Pop-Up Adventure Playground in the City of Coquitlam

Photo credit: Lyndsay Krause

Now if your heart is racing thinking about your little one wielding a hammer, hold onto your socks because there’s more. Parents / guardians aren’t allowed in. That’s right the adults are on the outside of the fenced off area. No helicopter-parenting allowed. Bring a book. Bring your coffee. Bring a blanket. And chill! City of Coquitlam volunteers are on hand to help make sure nothing gets too wild but the whole point of the Adventure Park is for kids to just explore and be free!

The Pop-Up Adventure Playground is for kids aged 3 – 12 years. And be sure everyone is wearing CLOSED TOED shoes. Kids in flip flops, sandals, and crocs will be turned away.

Pop Up Adventure Playground in the City of Coquitlam

The Adventure Playground is a pilot project. The pop-up space will be torn down on September 2nd. BUT, the City of Coquitlam is asking for feedback on the playground. If your child loves the freedom and adventure, please be sure to send an email to the City planners.

Pop Up Adventure Playground in the City of Coquitlam:

Dates: July 2 – September 2, 2018
Times: Daily 10:30am – 4:30pm (open until 6:30pm on Tuesdays & Thursdays)
Address: Pinetree Way and Town Centre Blvd, Coquitlam
Websitewww.coquitlam.ca

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