High-rise structures are a common sight in Singapore due to our scarce land. So why not have vertical playgrounds in Singapore too? The Wallholla playground is exactly that and ideally suited to fits right in the architectural landscape of our urban backyards.
History of Wallholla Playground
The “Wallholla” playground was first designed in 2005 by Dutch company, Carve. They were given a task to design a new schoolyard area with a list of requirements including a space to accommodate 60 children at a time at a large soccer field for climbing and play activities.
They came up with the idea of a vertical playground where kids could move around and have fun without having too large a footprint.
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The Design of Wallholla: For Tight Spaces
With a striking design that makes it a sculptural playground, and perfect for constrained spaces, the Wallholla playground is modular. This means different playset elements can be fitted into each vertical playground.
Play elements include slides, climbing walls, sliding poles, climbing nets and ropes of varying lengths.
At first glance, it also resembles a human-scaled hamster maze.
One signature feature of the Wallholla playground is the brightly-coloured, ribbon-like platforms appear to be floating between the muted posts and wire mesh walls. Although it is somewhat of a high element, the structure adheres to playground safety standards and offers a wide variety of physical and mental engagement for hours of kids games and beneficial play.
Where to find Vertical Playgrounds in Singapore
The Wallholla vertical playground is suitable for children aged 5 to 12 and can be found across Singapore.
Today there are more than 25 of the vertical playgrounds across the island. They have been installed in schools, private residential areas and public parks too.
Wallhola Playgrounds in Singapore
If you wish to let your kids have some vertical climbing fun, here are the public playgrounds that have a Wallholla structure for kids to enjoy. A word of thanks to Playpoint Singapore, distributor of Wallhola, for providing the locations of these playgrounds around Singapore.
- Blk 185A, Woodlands St 13
- Blk 832, Yishun St 81
- Shangri-La Park, along Jalan Mengkudu, off Ang Mo Kio Ave 2
- Blk 158, Bishan St 13
- Junction 8, 9 Bishan Place
- Cambridge Park, along Cambridge Road
- Blk 116, Jalan Tenteram
- Blk 54, Geylang Bahru
- Singpost Centre, 10 Eunos Road 8
- 673A Edgefield Plains, Punggol East
- Blk 266, Bukit Batok East Ave 4
- Blk 815C Choa Chu Kang Ave
- Blk 549, Jurong West St 42, Jurong Spring