|With the theme "Play Centre in the West", the western portion of West Coast Park has been transformed into a haven for park visitors who enjoys challenging and adventurous activities. Standing at the centre core of area 3 is the Adventure Play Area that caters to people of different age groups, from toddlers to young adults. This is the heart and most active zone of West Coast Park. If you like a quiet and peaceful environment, the eastern portion at area 1 would be a good choice for park users to rest and relax.
Facilities include barbecue pits, bicycle obstacle course, cycling track, dog run corner, exercise garden (including a chess garden, foot reflexology facilities and bird cage trellis), Fitness corner/stations, Grand lawn, jogging path/running track, Marsh garden, Pergola, Promenade, Sand play area, Taichi corner, Event lawn, Toilets, drinking fountain, barbequing, camping, fishing and much more.
West Coast Park was first developed in 1979 on a piece of reclaimed land off West Coast Highway, covering an area of 50 ha. In the late eighties, PSA commenced reclaimation on the coastline of the park for port development. The massive port development took up almost two-thirds of the park's coastline. Built on reclaimed land, the settlement of the land led to a waterlogged problem on the lawn area, further deterring park visitors.
To revitalize the park and to attract more park visitors, NParks has improved the infrastructure and added in many interesting features and facilities. The Phase 1 development, which covers area 2 and 3 (western portion), was commenced in November 1998 and has been completed in July 2000.
The Marsh Garden within the park was launched in conjnction with Earth Day 2008 on 22 April 2008. The 1-hectare garden is home to 15 species of birds and 10 species of plants. A total of 200 new saplings will be planted in phases to rejuvenate the biodiversity of the mangrove habitat.
There are no tours here. You may want to visit West Coast Park, which is nearby.