Teri Towner | Community Builder | Inspirational Speaker | Coquitlam City Councillor

Adventure Playground / Unstructured Play

I enthusiastically supported the proposal from Parks & Rec to install an Adventure Playground in our City Centre as I am a strong supporter of the opportunities offered by these types of playgrounds. With more families being raised in homes without backyards, I believe today’s children need more opportunities to play and explore. And more opportunities to do so without structure.

Recently, I was invited to attend a street hockey game in a cul-de-sac in Central Coquitlam.  I believe this type of unstructured play is an important opportunity to embrace.  Our children not only have a great time playing outside, they learn many life skills that may not be offered if all their recreational opportunities are planned and structured. 

Playing referee at a street hockey game

Initiatives to promote activity and impromptu play are something I am passionate about and will continue to promote and support. 

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At Coquitlam’s Adventure Playground