NEW ‘WET AND WILD’ CHILDREN’S PLAYGROUND OPENS IN CELEBRATION OF PARK’S 40TH ANNIVERSARY

Singapore, 22 November 2011 – The world’s largest Park for birds is now home to Singapore’s newest children’s playground. Launched today, Birdz of Play at Jurong Bird Park is the only place in Singapore where kids of all ages can get wet and wild amidst a colorful avian paradise.

Birdz of Play is designed with children, fun and colour as key priorities, which resulted in vibrant bird motifs of all shapes and sizes liberally placed all over the play area. The 9,700sqm playground was officially opened by Mr David Ong, Member of Parliament, Jurong GRC this morning. Its’ unique features include wet and dry zones for both toddlers and older children.

Toddlers who love frolicking in the water in this tropical heat, can have hours of fun just going over and under water sprays; getting splashed by a “Flamdingo”; and catching the little water sprouts at the Dandelion Dome. Older kids can hold mock water fights by squirting a friend with the “Little Sqwerts Fish and Duck”. They can also ride the fun slides, and get a tremendous soaking under the overhanging, tipping bucket at the splash zone.

Over at the dry area, young kids can explore two-seated see-saws, swings and slides, which feature sensory elements that will invoke a child’s intellect, hearing and sight. The upper body strength and agility of the older ones will be challenged as they play and take a ride at the Disc Challenge and the Flying Fox sections.

All through the December school holidays, the park is also organising a series of wholesome programmes for the entire family at Birdz of Play. These weekend activities include ‘egg citing’ creative art and craft stations to a celebratory Hatch Day Party. More details are available at http://www.birdpark.com.sg.

Said Ms Isabella Loh, CEO, Wildlife Reserves Singapore, “The launch of Birdz of Play wraps up a very significant year for Jurong Bird Park, as it celebrates its 40th anniversary. This new, interactive attraction is also an important milestone for Wildlife Reserves Singapore, as we continue to come up with interesting and original family-centric activities and facilities at all our award-winning parks. It symbolizes our commitment to the family unit by engaging them and providing a venue which is all about good, clean fun. We are confident that Birdz of Play will develop into a very successful play and learning venue at the Jurong Bird Park.”

Flight of fancy; Bird Park’s famous resident, Sassy delivered the last puzzle piece to Mr David Ong, Member-of-Parliament, Jurong GRC. He was accompanied by Ms Claire Chiang, Chairman, Wildlife Reserves Singapore.

Ms Claire Chiang, Chairman, Wildlife Reserves Singapore, accompanied Guest-of-Honour Mr David Ong, Member-of-Parliament, Jurong GRC as he received and fitted the last puzzle piece from Sassy, a sulphur-crested cockatoo. The final piece completed the big jigsaw puzzle, and launched the new play arena, Birdz of Play.

Get splashed by Flamdingo!