There were no slides or swings in sight, but kids had a blast creating and playing at a pop-up playground in New West on Sunday.

The Spare Parts Adventure Popup Playground came to Tipperary Park, giving kids a chance to use donated “spare parts” such as fabric, cardboard boxes, pieces of wood and tires to build their own playground. Organizers received a Neighbourhood Small Grant from the Vancouver Foundation to bring the European-style adventure playground to New Westminster.

The concept is that using whatever supplies and tools are on hand helps kids use their imaginations, get moving and improve their confidence. Adults were on standby, but encouraged to let the kids create on their own.

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