Woodlands Dragon Playground
Standing in plain sight beside the MRT tracks, the Woodlands Dragon Playground is found at the junction of Woodlands Avenue 7 and Woodlands Street 83, in front of Block 852.
Just taking a look at the head of Dragon Playground in Woodlands and you can immediately see that it is a nod to the classic Toa Payoh Dragon Playground design. Even though this playground is not made out of mosaic, the shape of the head retains the blockish stylings of its famous counterpart.
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At the Woodlands Dragon Playground, kids can still climb up its spine, through a tunnel that makes up its body. A fireman’s pole at the Dragon’s head allows for quick descent to the ground.
Aesthetically, the Woodlands playground has four legs which prop it up. It also has a pair of wings that look ready for flight. Underneath the Dragon, there is equipment for kids to scale up and down.
Interestingly enough, the Dragon Playground in Woodlands does not seem to be standalone piece. Close by, the rest of the Chinese zodiac animals can be found in sculptural form.
Other Playgrounds at Woodlands Street 83
Besides the Woodlands Dragon, there are two other play areas nearby worth mentioning.
In front of Block 851, a netted tunnel playground beckons.
The rope and steel structure features climbing ropes at both ends and is itself a giant climbing apparatus.
At Block 853, the urge to climb continues with a multi-layered rope dome. With eight steel legs, its web made up of rope provides endless climbing opportunities for children.
A central column runs through the middle of the sphere.
While visiting the playgrounds at Woodlands Street 83, do also stop by Block 852 to have a look at the murals which depict nostalgic scenes of Singapore’s past.
Dragon Playground in Woodlands
Where: In front of Block 852, Woodlands Street 83