EAST CAMPUS PARK PLAYGROUND
This all natural, driftwood play structure is hidden in a small wooded area out at UBC.
Shaped like a nest, one can only guess what creature dwells here. Our guess is that a giant UBC Thunderbird nests here with it’s wooden eggs. I’d like to believe we were able to mess around in it’s nest because it was off on a coffee date with some giant sparrows at Olympic Village.
Just like River District’s Driftwood Playground, this one at East Campus Park also has wooden branches that twist and turn in all sorts of interesting shapes.
Surrounded by tall evergreens, it’s very well shaded and feels secluded, even though this narrow wooded patch is in the middle of a residential area. A walking path ushers students past the nest but otherwise, it’s deceptively “forest-y.”
The walking path leads to a slightly denser forested area with old stumps scattered about. We came across a bunch of broken glass bottles, giving clues as to what the area is like during the evening hours.
There’s also a set of pull up bars, if you have the random urge to get ripped while forest bathing. There were some structural hints that there might be additional fitness equipment added in the future. Just a guess.
As there’s no easy way to find this gem on Google Maps, a handy Plus Code is here to help. Click on our map to see where to go, because using words is hard.