Yugarapul Park | The Secret Castle of Sunnybank
A fortress in the forest. That is the best way to describe Yugarapul Park, tucked away in a quiet street in Sunnybank, surrounded by trees and nature.
Where is Yugarapul Park?
- Address – 233 Dunedin St, Sunnybank
This is another fantastic park amongst the awesome parks we have reviewed for our website! The park is situated at the end of a dead-end street with plenty of room for street parking. You can also walk from Altandi train station on the Beenleigh Train Line, or a local bus stop on Mains Road.
The Jagera people are the traditional custodians of the land on which Yugarapul Park sits on.
This playground is small but packs a punch and will ignite the imagination of even the biggest kids. The main feature is a castle, complete with flags and coat of arms. Every time we visit there is someone up the top yelling ‘I’m the king of the castle!’.
With so many climbing opportunities, the park is ideally suited to slightly older children. You can climb up to the top via a climbing net, steps, a twisted pole or stairs. Once up the top, kids can cross the balance bridge then slide down the slide, or for those more daring, the banister bars.
The little ones haven’t been forgotten. Under the fortress is a ‘dungeon’ for the prisoners and a treasure chest to lock away the key! Prisoners can ask for release at the countertop window or, as my daughter likes to do, just play shops!
There are also 2 swings (one infant) and a spring rocking dragon for toddlers, plus the playground is covered in soft woodchips which is often entertainment in itself.
The playground is surrounded by trees which are great for playing hide and seek, and there is an area for kicking a ball around. The surroundings really are perfect for kids, big and small, collecting pinecones, playing chase or weaving bikes over the grass and between the trees.
The local secrets
This park is fairly quiet until the local schools finish at 3pm, so for an extra fun day dress up your little ones as kings, queens and knights and take some fun photos at the park!
Across the road at the end of the street is a small grassed area where massive pine trees line a path, making for a majestic walk picking up (pinecone) treasures.
Yugarapul Park facilities
There is one picnic table and one bench at the park, both not undercover, however the park has a lot of shade. Bring your own food and water as it is not available onsite.
There is a cement path to the picnic table for wheelchair access, however the park itself isn’t accessible to wheelchairs.
The park is unfenced but is set well back from the street.
The park can’t be booked for events and there are no toilets or BBQ facilities.
Are dogs allowed at Yugarapul Park?
Yes! You can bring your pupper to the park but they must be on a leash.
Playground equipment includes
- 2 swings – 1 infant bucket seat
- Rocking dinosaur
- Banister Bars
- 2 climbing nets
- Wheels to hold on to and spin around
- Twisted climbing pole
Nearest café to Yugarapul Park
A day out in Sunnybank
If you want to make a day of it out in Sunnybank, why not hit the Sunnybank Hills library too!