Your Ultimate Guide to West Coast Park
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Your Ultimate Guide to West Coast Park

If you’re looking for other things to do with your family this weekend aside from visiting one of Singapore’s fantastic malls, you might be interested in checking out a park—specifically, West Coast Park. 

West Coast Park is the western counterpart of East Coast Park, and though it’s smaller than the latter—West Coast Park has a total of 50 hectares, while its eastern cousin boasts 185 hectares—it still has several unique features worth checking out.

If you don’t know where to start in your exploration, continue reading on. This article will serve as your ultimate guide to West Coast Park.

The Basics of West Coast Park

The Basics of West Coast Park
  • Address: West Coast Ferry Road, Singapore 126978
  • Operating Hours: 7 am to 7 pm (daily)

Located in the southwest section of Singapore, West Coast Park is created with the theme of “play center in the west.” This park was initially planned in the mid-1970s, and its development officially began in 1977. 

Since then, West Coast Park has undergone several reconstructions and renovations. During the mid-1990s, the Parks and Recreation Department aimed to redevelop the park with a maritime theme, and it was re-opened during the start of the 21st century.

After its recent renovations, the park’s popularity has steadily increased, and now it’s one of the most frequented areas in the country.

How do I get to West Coast Park?

How do I get to West Coast Park

West Coast Park runs parallel to the West Coast Highway, so it’s relatively easy to get to. The most popular choice of public transportation is a combination of MRT and bus.

If the combination of MRT and bus is also your preferred mode of transportation, follow these steps:

If you ride the MRT and stop at Haw Par Villa (CC25)...If you ride the MRT and stop at Clementi Station (EW23)...
1. Take Exit A.

2. Immediately cross West Coast Highway.

3. Walk to the nearest bus station, which has the stop ID 16221.

4. Ride Bus 175 or Bus 176, and wait for three stops.

5. Disembark on West Coast Park — Stop ID: 17291.

6. From this stop, you can enter the park’s middle section.

1. Take Exit B.

2. Walk to the nearest bus stop, which has the stop ID 17179.

3. Ride Bus 201, and wait for six stops.

4. Disembark on Varsity Pk — Stop ID: 17019.

5. Walk south on West Coast Road, which will eventually convert into Pasir Panjang Road.

6. Turn right on West Coast Highway. You should be able to see the park to the south.

You can also reach West Coast Park via public bus. There are bus stops in the park’s north, middle, and south corners. 

Refer to this table to see what buses you can ride to West Coast Park:

Bus NumberWhere You Can DisembarkSection of the Park Nearest to the Bus Stop
176Opp Blk 801c — Stop ID: 17311Northwestern
Opp West Coast Link — Stop ID: 17361
175, 176Aft West Coast Lk — Stop ID: 17369
Opp West Coast View — Stop ID: 17301Mid Park
West Coast View — Stop ID: 17309
Bef Clementi Rd — Stop ID: 17359
Aft Clementi Road — Stop ID: 17351
West Coast Pk — Stop ID: 17291Mid South
Opp West Coast Pk — Stop ID: 17299
Bef West Coast Pk — Stop ID: 16241Southeastern
Bef Wholesale Ctr — Stop ID: 16249

Where can I park in West Coast Park?

Where can I park in West Coast Park

If you have a car, you can certainly drive to West Coast Park. There are three car parks available here, and two of them—car parks 2 and 3—are completely free. 

Just take note that since these two don’t have a fee, they get full quite fast. When that happens, you can park in car park 1, which follows the HDB/URA parking rates.  

What facilities can you find in West Coast Park?

What facilities can you find in West Coast Park

As of the time of writing, you can find more or less 20 facilities in West Coast Park, and each of them has its own striking characteristics and unique purpose. These facilities are as follows:

  • Dog Run
  • Mini Forest Area
  • Pond and Fountain
  • Marsh Garden
  • Grand Lawn
  • Adventure Playground
  • Sampan Plaza
  • Chess Garden and Foot Reflexology
  • Bamboo Path
  • Bicycle Obstacle Course
  • Salt & Light Archery
  • Exercise Garden
  • Beach Volleyball Court and Sand Play
  • The Promenade
  • Dog Wash
  • GoCycling
  • BBQ Pits
  • McDonald’s
  • Campsite

Parks and Playgrounds

Dog Run

Dog Run

Are you looking for a spacious area for your dogs to run? Then you’ll be delighted to know that West Coast Park has a Dog Run. 

The Dog Run is located on the far eastern side of the park, near the Pasir Panjang Wholesale Center, and it’s the largest of its kind in Singapore

If you bring your furry friends, they can challenge themselves to complete the wooden log obstacle course, or you can play fetch with them. If you just want to relax and let them run around, there are sheltered tables scattered throughout the area.

Mini Forest Area

Mini Forest Area

Near the Dog Run is a mini forest area where you’ll be surrounded by greenery and all you can hear are birds chirping and bees buzzing. 

Even though this area is small unlike the other nature parks in Singapore, it’s still a good place to be. In fact, it’s actually a favorite spot for people who just want to get away from the crowd and noises of the city. 

The environment is serene, and you can hear yourself think. If that sounds like something you’d enjoy, you’ll love this small forested area.

Pond and Fountain

Pond and Fountain

Another highlight of West Coast Park is the pond on the eastern side. Along the perimeter, you can find a little fountain bubbling away.

This area is also perfect for people who just want to lounge and relax. What we love most about this section of the park is that we can simply lay out a blanket on the grass and have a picnic while enjoying the view.

You can also lounge on one of the stone benches and get lost in a book. 

Marsh Garden

If you’re still in the mood to stay away from the crowds and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature, the Marsh Garden is the place to go.

Located towards the other end of the park, the Marsh Garden is a tiny green sanctuary nestled among the trees and with a little lake. A boardwalk cuts through the area and over the body of water, allowing visitors to get through the area seamlessly. 

We love hiking—or even casually strolling—here because the greenery is just incredibly soothing. The garden is also shaded, so we go here whenever we want to cool down after a long day of exploring under the sun for so long. 

If you have children who are fond of animals, they’ll love it here as well because there are so many species of wildlife to see, especially birds. 

You and your children can head to the lookout area and watch out for animals, such as hornbills, terrapins, and otters.

Grand Lawn

Grand Lawn

Also known as the Main Lawn at West Coast Park, the Grand Lawn is a wide expanse of land. Its area is around 30,000 square meters! 

It can hold up to 5,000 people, making it a perfect location for large-scale events, such as carnivals and concerts.

But this lawn isn’t just for events; it’s also perfect for picnics and people simply hanging out. Kite-flying is the most popular activity here, so be sure to bring your own makeshift kite (or one you purchased in a store) and let it fly free here.

If you’re not interested in kite-flying, there’s no need to worry because you can do other things. We’ve seen people play football or frisbee and children run around, cherishing the large, open space.  

Adventure Playground

Adventure Playground

Are you coming to West Coast Park with your little ones? Then, Adventure Playground should be one of the first attractions you must check out. 

This playground is incredibly popular among families living in the western side of Singapore—and for a good reason. At the heart of this playground is an iconic pyramid-like structure that will undoubtedly capture your children’s attention.

This towering pyramid comes with red ropes strung over the frame, so children can climb up to the top. Once they reach the top, they will slide back down to the sandy ground below.

To make things better, this playground has other features as well. Other than the pyramid, children can play on a bridge with metal rungs, a wooden balancing beam, and several round platforms that also have ropes children can use to climb.

Thrill seekers will enjoy the zip line, the wobbly bridge, the merry-go-round, and the disc swing. If your children love pretending to be pirates, there’s a Viking ship that they can use to fulfill their seafaring fantasies.

If you have a baby, there’s a colorful toddler area that will delight them all the same.

There are still other play areas here that are worth checking out. We’ll be here all day if we mention everything. 

So, do yourself and your children a favor, and stop by Adventure Playground soon!

Sampan Plaza

Sampan Plaza

Sampan Plaza is a spot in West Coast Park that’s easily overlooked, but it’s definitely worth checking out all the same. 

The welcome plaza is designed like a sampan, which is a small boat used in East Asia. There are two walls with circular elements that resemble the tires typically hung on a sampan—though with a little imagination and childlike wonder, one can see eyes!

It’s really a simple yet quirky area, and children might love playing around here. 

Chess Garden and Foot Reflexology Path

Chess Garden and Foot Reflexology Path

This is one of our favorite underrated spots in West Coast Park—simply because it has an eye-catching theme. As the name suggests, Chess Garden is a cozy spot with a chess theme. 

The tables have a chessboard design, so if you love playing chess, you can simply bring your own pieces and play with your family. Feel free to play other variants of the chess game if you like.

Additionally, if your feet are tired, you can try walking on the reflexology path. This path features an interesting texture that will invigorate your sore feet once you walk on it.  

Bamboo Path

Bamboo Path

Another underrated spot in West Coast Park that we love is the Bamboo Path, which is essentially a gravelly path that’s lined with bamboo trees. 

Even though there’s nothing really striking about this area, we still love it because it’s just so peaceful. 

Whenever we go on a hike and we pass by this path, we just drink in the greenery and breathe in the fresh air. The environment is simply reinvigorating! 

So, if you’re planning a hike or trek with your loved ones, be sure to include the Bamboo Path in your route.

Physical Activity

Bicycle Obstacle Course

Bicycle Obstacle Course

Put your cycling skills to the test and conquer the bicycle obstacle course here in West Coast Park. Located near GoCycling, this obstacle course is on relatively flat terrain, so children are welcome to check it out. 

That said, it has interconnected paths that twist and turn as well as roundabouts and curvy bends. Some paths are wide, and others are narrow, so while this course is beginner-friendly, it’s still ideal that you have some experience in riding a bike. 

Sometimes, we also love having a race with each other and see who finishes the course first, so if you’re up for a challenge, you can try doing the same thing as well.

Salt & Light Archery

Salt & Light Archery

Hidden under the West Coast Flyover is a gem that will delight aspiring archers—especially children who grew up watching and reading epic stories about archers in fantasy lands. This gem is Salt & Light Archery. 

Salt & Light Archery features a sheltered range that’s up to 70 meters in length. It has 16 boards set up throughout the range, and everyone is welcome here; this place can even hold an event with more than 100 people. 

If you’re interested in taking a course, you have the following options: 

For Beginners
10 Arrows Try-Out (Modern Recurve)10 SGD for 10 shots• Guided session, basic equipment provided

• Duration: 5–10 minutes

• Perfect for children ages five to seven

1-Hour Guided Funshoot (Modern Recurve)40 SGD per person• Guided session with games, souvenirs, and prizes

• Perfect for both children (age eight and above) and adults

1-Hour Guided Funshoot (Traditional Recurve)40 SGD per person• Using Korean or Chinese traditional bows

• Only for 18-year-olds and above

• Guided session with games, souvenirs, and prizes

Basic Archery Course (Modern Recurve/Compound)180 SGD per person• Duration: four hours total (four one-hour sessions for children; two two-hour sessions for adults)

• Compound is only for 14-year-olds and above.

• Guided session, with classes about archery (introduction, basic rules and regulations, scoring, theory and practical tests)

Basic Archery Course (Traditional Recurve)180 SGD per person• Only for 18-year-olds and above

• Duration: four hours total

• Using Korean or Chinese traditional bows

• Guided session, with classes on traditional archery (introduction, basic rules and regulations, theory and practical tests)

Modified Archery40 SGD per person• Intended for beginners with special needs

• Duration: 30–60 minutes

• Guided session, with games and souvenirs

• By appointment only

Kyudo (Japanese Traditional Archery)Contact Kyudo Association (Singapore) for more information• By appointment only
For Certified Archers
Junior and Youth Programme280 SGD• Four sessions spread within two months

• Must be Basic Archery Course (BAC) certified

• For people ages 7–20

Masterclass Programme220 SGD• Four sessions spread within two months

• Must be Basic Archery Course (BAC) certified

• For people ages 21 and above

• Perfect for anyone who want to participate in competitions

Private and Group Coaching80 SGD per session (private), 120 SGD per session (group, maximum of two people)• Must be Basic Archery Course (BAC) certified

Once you’re BAC-certified or already a competitive archer, you can practice your skills here whenever you want. The rates for bow rentals depend on the bow: wooden bows cost 10 SGD a day, metal or compound bows 15 SGD, and high-end bows 25 SGD.

As for passes, the rates are as follows:

DurationStudent Rates (in SGD)Non-Student Rates (in SGD)
Day Pass2530
Month Pass120150
Season Pass (three months, inclusive of equipment storage)280350
Annual Pass (12 months, inclusive of equipment storage)1,0001,200
  • Operating Hours: 9 am to 9 pm (Mondays to Saturdays), 9 am to 6 pm (Sundays and public holidays)

Exercise Garden

Exercise Garden

Hiking and jogging are definitely fun ways to exercise, but if you’re like us, you probably get sick of simply hiking and jogging every time. To add variety to your exercise routine, feel free to head to the exercise garden and use the facilities there.

To be more specific, there’s an elliptical-like structure and a metal ring that works like a pull-up bar. So, take advantage of these features to add some variety to your exercise routine.


Another exciting physical activity you can do instead of hiking or jogging is rollerskating. You don’t even have to be professional yet—we certainly aren’t—because ALL THAT ROLLER is here to teach you some lessons.

They usually hold their classes about inline skating, speed skating, and other skills during the weekends, and if you’re planning to attend one, refer to the table below:

LevelSlots in the MorningSlots in the Afternoon
Beginner9:00, 9:50, and 10:403:00 and 4:00

If you’re a newbie, you’ll need to attend an introductory session, which is required before you join the regular group. This introductory session lasts for about 50 minutes.

  • Operating Hours: 9 am to 5 pm (daily)

Beach Volleyball Court and Sand Play

Beach Volleyball Court and Sand Play

On the sandy section of the park, you can find a volleyball net. If you’re interested to play beach volleyball with family or friends, be sure to check this area out. 

This sandy section is also perfect for children; they can bring their sandbox tools and play around with the sand. However, do take note that this area isn’t shaded, so you might prefer stopping by this area when the sun is no longer high up in the sky. 

The Promenade

Located beside the water, the Promenade allows visitors to take a leisurely stroll while cherishing the fresh breeze on their faces. This section of the park also has a Lookout Jetty at the end, where you can sit on the bench and enjoy the panoramic view. 

For us, we prefer stopping by the jetty in the afternoon, just when the sun is about the set because we love catching the sunset. Witnessing the sun paint the horizon in vivid hues of orange, red, and yellow is truly breathtaking.

Other Establishments

Dog Wash

Dog Wash

Are your dogs covered in mud and dirt after a long day of exploring the park? Don’t worry because there’s a Dog Wash here. 

The best part about the Dog Wash is that it already has everything you need—shampoo, conditioner, and even a flea and tick rinse—so you don’t have to bring your own anymore.

Dog Wash is located near the toilets in Area 1. It’s also near Dog Run, so you can wash off your furbabies right after running around there. 



Walking is undeniably the most preferred way to explore West Coast Park, but you’ll get tired in no time. When this happens, you might wish for a bike or a pedal-go-cart to make exploring much easier and faster.

Luckily, there’s a GoCycling branch here in West Coast Park, so you can rent a bike or a pedal-go-cart if you want. Best of all, this kiosk has options for both adults and children, so the whole family can enjoy a day of biking and pedaling around the park.

A single bike costs 8 SGD per hour, while pedal-go-cart costs 13 SGD per hour.

  • Operating Hours: 10 am to 8 pm (weekdays); 8:30 am to 8:30 pm (weekends)



Are you hungry after exploring the park? Then be sure to refill your energy well by getting food from McDonald’s. 

A world-famous fast food chain, McDonald’s features a menu full of burgers, fries, refreshing drinks, and sweet desserts. Because of this, there’s an option for everyone, and whatever you choose will quell your hunger in no time.

  • Operating Hours: 24 hours (daily)

BBQ Pits

BBQ Pits

If you prefer not to eat fast food during your visit to West Coast Park, you might be interested in booking one of the BBQ pits available here instead. 

With nine pits to choose from, there’s a lot of room for everyone. Better yet, these pits are in an open area, so you can enjoy grilling and eating burgers while cherishing the fresh air and the soothing view. 

Just keep in mind that you need to book the BBQ pit beforehand and you also need to submit a permit. 

As for rules and regulations, be sure to keep in mind the following:

  • Your permit is only valid from 12 noon to 10:30 pm on the day of the barbecue. 
  • Don’t use open fire and/or naked flames other than the one in the BBQ pit. Additionally, using LPG cylinders, refillable gas cylinders, mobile kitchen portable stoves, or generators is not allowed.
  • Don’t dispose of hot charcoal in the bins. 
  • Take care of the property when using it.  


Here’s something that will delight campers and everyone who loves the great outdoors: camping is allowed at West Coast Park. 

To make things better, the park’s campsite faces the sea, so once we have our tents pitched and ready, we just sit outside and enjoy the sea breeze. 

However, before you start packing your camping essentials, you need to obtain a camping permit first. 

Applying can be done online or via an AXS machine, and you also need to do it at least three days in advance of your planned camping date. 

Once you have your permit, you have to make sure that there’s a five-meter distance between you and the nearest tent. 

FAQs about West Coast Park