West Coast Park: Ultimate Guide To Little Known Places & All That You Can Do

West Coast Park: Ultimate Guide To Little Known Places & All That You Can Do
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West Coast Park may not be as large as its counterpart in the east of Singapore but it does still have many different spots hidden around its 50 hectares of park land.

Most visitors to West Coast Park will head over to the section of the park where the playground is located. However, there is more to see and do around the park.

On the eastern end of the park is the Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre. Eventually, this will be connect to the future Greater Southern Waterfront and Labrador Park by Pasir Panjang Park.

The other end of park, close to Pandan Crescent, is bookended by Sungei Pandan Kechil.


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Here’s a look at all the different areas and facilities found at West Coast Park.


West Coast Park Area 1

The eastern end of West Coast Park, or West Coast Park Area 1 as it is called, is the least visited, some would say ulu, side of the park. It is served by the West Coast Park Carpark 1.

Dog Run

West Coast Park Area Dog Run

Just beside the Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre at the far eastern end of the park is its dog run. This large enclosure allows dogs to scamper about freely and within the safety of its fenced up compound. Discover more dog runs in Singapore.


Dog Wash

Dog Wash

Close to the toilets at Area 1 (and a distance away from the dog run) is a dog wash where owners can bath their dogs before leaving the park. It is touted to be Asia’s first DIY K9000 Dog Wash Machine and has shampoo, conditioner and flea & tick rinse too.


Mini Forest Area

Mini Forest Area

Not far from the Dog Run is a gravelly path. Follow this path and you will end up at a small wooded area with birds chirping, bees buzzing and cicadas all around – if you are lucky. Even though this forested area at West Coast Park is rather small, it is easy to forget that you are just a couple hundred of metres away from the port while you are wandering inside it.


Pond and Fountain

Pond and Fountain

Another nice feature at West Coast Park Area 1 is its pond. Wispy willows stand by the banks of the pond while little fountain jets bubble away around the perimeter of the pond. With stone benches around the water, it is nice place to sit down and enjoy the view.


West Coast Park Area 2

Bike Rental Kiosk

Bike Rental Kiosk

Want to explore West Coast Park on two wheels? You can find the bike rental kiosk at Area 2.

Pedal go karts

Not only does the kiosk rent out regular bicycles but it also has pedal go karts too.


Cycling Paths

Cycling Paths at West Coast Park

It is no wonder that the bike kiosk is located at Area 2 because there are plenty interesting cycling paths laid out around Area 2. These include mini roundabout and a bicycle obstacle course which has a whole series of twists and turns.

Tunnel between West Coast Park Area 1 and 2

Take note that if you wish to cycle from Area 2 to Area 1, you will have to take a tunnel that goes under Clementi Road. This has a rather steep slope, so be cautious when heading down the slope on bikes.


Sampan Plaza

Sampan Plaza

A distinctive spot that you will come across at Area 2 is the welcome plaza with a sampan design. Two sampan walls feature distinctively, complete with “eyes” to steer their way forward.


BBQ Pits

BBQ Pits

West Coast Park’s BBQ pits can also be found at Area 2. However, they are currently closed due to the pandemic.


Salt & Light Archery

Salt & Light Archery

Area 2 is also closest to Salt & Light Archery, which is located under the flyover and at the junction of West Coast Highway and Clementi Road. Have some fun with bow and arrows at this unique location.


West Coast Park Area 3

West Coast Park Playground

West Coast Park Playground

Parents with young children who are living in the west will likely be very familiar with the West Coast Park playground. The most iconic structure here is the pyramid (closed off at the moment). However, there are plenty of the other fun play equipment at the large adventure playground, which essentially also doubles up as a large sand pit. Find out more about the West Coast Park Playground.


McDonald’s

McDonald’s West Coast Park

There’s no denying that McDonald’s at West Coast Park is a very well-chosen spot. You can find plenty of families there on weekends, grabbing a bite before heading to the park.


Fitness Area

Fitness Area

The Fitness Area at West Coast Park has exercise equipment that is suitable for those who may wish to do more of a workout than simply walking or jogging around the park.


Campsite

Campsite

The campsite at West Coast Park provides a spot where campers can pitch their tent and enjoy some breeze blowing in off the water. It is currently close due to the pandemic.


Lookout Deck & Lookout Jetty

Lookout Deck at West Coast Park

Sticking out like a finger from the shoreline is the lookout deck. From here, you can see the boats docked along the shoreline, offshore islands in the distance and the promenade where the lookout jetty can be found.


Grand Lawn

The huge grand lawn is popular for those who want to play sports or kick around a ball, or for those who want to fly their kite as well.

Grand Lawn

The stage at one end of the Grand Lawn serves as a focal point during events.


Promenade

Promenade

Take a walk beside the water and enjoy the breeze at the West Coast Park promenade.


Beach Volleyball Court & Sand Play

Beach Volleyball Court & Sand Play

A volleyball net marks out where the beach volleyball court is located. The entire section here is one big sand pit. However, it isn’t as much in favour with parents and kids because it lacks shade.


Marsh Garden

Marsh Garden

Located next to Sungei Pandan Kecil is the Marsh Garden.

Marsh Garden Boardwalk

Along this nature walk, you can spot mangrove trees growing along the banks of the river and there’s also a platform that stretches out over a body of water.


Chess Garden & Foot Reflexology Path

While the Adventure Playground is where energetic kids can run around and expend their boundless energy, the Chess Garden and its foot reflexology is probably better suited to those who wish to take things a bit slower.

Chess Garden

There are tables with a chess board built into them.

Foot Reflexology Path

And there is a path to invigorate tired feet.


Bamboo Path

Bamboo Path

One final spot at most people never visit at West Coast Park is its Bamboo Path. Located near the exit of Carpark 3, this is a gravelly path which runs alongside plantings of bamboo. It has seen better days but is still a unique spot to visit at the park.


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