Looking for an alternative to the usual parks for a family outing? Look no further, Coney Island Park is just the place for you. Located of the north-eastern coast of Singapore, it is just a short bus ride away from Punggol MRT station.
For biology buffs, Coney Island Park is the perfect stomping ground for you. The park has a wide variety of habitats, including coastal forests, grasslands, mangroves, and casuarina woodlands. It is home to a wide variety of fauna and flora, some of which are critically endangered. Some plants at the park are presumed nationally extinct in the wild.
Coney Island Park is an ideal location for bird watchers, it being home to 80 species of birds. Thanks to the different habitats in the park, there is a high diversity in bird species, making this place a bird watchers paradise. You can try to spot the resident male Baya Weavers as they weave their large and intricate nests from flowering Acacia trees. Hear the Oriental Magpie-robin’s songs from the forest, or follow the flocks of Parakeets flying through the forest canopies.
Besides being an ecologically sustainable park, NEA has also undertaken many environmental initiatives regarding this island. The primary focus is to conserve energy and water, recycling and retaining the natural elements in the park. For example, the park signage, seats, benches, boardwalk, and exhibits at Casuarina Exploration are all made from timber that has been recycled from uprooted Casuarina trees.
With the newly built boardwalk you can explore the forest and mangrove habitats and learn more about them. The beach which can be accessed at five locations is a great place to just relax and enjoy the sound of the waves. With its rich biodiversity in a rustic setting, Coney Island Park is a great place for families as much as it is for bird and nature enthusiasts.
Bicycles can be rented from Punggol Settlement nearby.