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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.

Playground equipment

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
  • Slide
  • Banister Bars
  • 2 climbing nets
  • Wheels to hold on to and spin around
  • Twisted climbing pole

Nearest café to Yugarapul Park

Grab a coffee or snack from Espresso Hut on your way or, stop in at Market Square Sunnybank to pick up something more substantial from one of their many restaurants.

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!

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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