The Road Safety Park at East Coast Park hold many memories for generations for school children. Even parents who grew up from as far back as the 1980s will remember the facility which offers kids a chance to pedal a go-kart, be a cyclist or walk as a pedestrian for some fun.
Road Safety Park At East Coast Park
The Road Safety Park is located next to Coastal PlayGrove area, formerly Big Splash. When it is not being used by schools for road safety training, it is possible to explore the park. It will bring bring back memories for parents to share with kids too.
Some of the iconic locations which people will remember include the Shell petrol station which had kid-sized equipment like petrol pumps. Who wouldn’t dream of getting the pedal go kart so that they could head over to the Shell petrol kiosks as one of their stops.
The park, also called Road Safety Community Park features a miniature network of roads, complete with road markings for the traffic on wheels and crossings for foot traffic.
During organised school sessions, children would have to complete a series of check point, navigating their way around the park while observing proper safety rules. Players could be booked for failing to comply with proper rules and etiquette.
The Road Safety Park has a distinctive overhead bridge.
And a mini bus stop too.
Visiting the Road Safety Community Park
It is very much like the recently opened mini traffic course at the Kampung Siglap centre but the latter is much, much smaller. Or, more likely it is the other way around.
While it seems that you can explore the Road Safety Park and cycle around it various streets when there is no training sessions going on, the drawback is that the lights will not be working. Nor will there be other people there to add to the atmosphere of being along a busy street.
Of course you could bring along some friends have your own little adventure at the Road Safety Park.
Other areas for cyclists to explore on two wheels include Cyclist Park, located towards Bedok.