Besides being rich in history, Coney Island Park houses 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.
Try spotting one of 80 species of birds on Coney Island Park, including the resident male Baya Weavers weaving 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. The different habitats in the park allow for a high diversity in bird species, thus making the park an ideal location for birdwatching. With its rich biodiversity in a rustic setting, Coney Island Park offers much to explore for bird and nature enthusiasts.
The rustic Coney Island Park is an ecologically sustainable park with many environmental initiatives. It focuses on conserving energy and water, recycling and retaining of the natural elements in the park. The timber from uprooted Casuarina trees were collected and recycled into park signage, seats, benches, boardwalk, and exhibits at Casuarina Exploration.
Start exploring the forest and mangrove habitats on the newly built boardwalk and move on to the beach which can be accessed at five locations. You may also ride through the island along the 2.5 km Coney Island Park Connector, taking in the beautiful promenade view of the Serangoon Reservoir.
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Guided walks at Coney Island Park
Conducted by NParks volunteers, participants will learn about the diverse biodiversity and interesting history of the park. The two-hour guided walk is conducted on selected Saturday mornings in the months of June, November and December.
Tips for visiting Coney Island Park
- The park is closed from 7pm to 7am.
- Terrain is rugged at parts and may be unsuitable for young children and people with mobility issues.
- To maintain the park’s rustic character and natural habitats, there is no electricity or piped water on the island.
- Wear long pants and covered shoes for protection from insects such as sandflies.
- Keep to the designated trails and refrain from entering the vegetated/ forested areas.
- Appreciate any animals from afar. Click here to find out more.
- Do not eat or carry plastic bags in the presence of macaques. Macaques may have been conditioned to associate plastic bags with food, and feeding them will make them bold.
- Do avoid visiting the park during a storm, or seek shelter immediately if it rains while you are within the park.
- Remember to take only what you have brought in, and leave nothing behind but footprints.
- Please note that entry to the Haw Par Beach Villa is strictly not allowed.
How to get there: From Punggol interchange, take bus 84 to Punggol Point Park/Punggol Settlement. Walk about 500m east along the Punggol Promenade Nature Walk to get to Coney Island Park West Entrance.
Park Size: 81 hectares
Park opening hours: 7am to 7pm (Gates will be closed at 7pm)
Nearby Parks/Park Connectors: Punggol Promenade Nature Walk, Punggol Point Park, Punggol Waterway and Lorong Halus Park Connector
Accessibility: Barrier Free Access and Wheelchair accessible at the East and West ends. Cycling is allowed along the main path, except the boardwalk.
Specific Do’s and Don’ts:
1. Camping is not allowed.
2. Fishing is not allowed.
3. Do not feed the monkeys, or hold any plastic bag and water bottle when visiting the park.
4. Do not enter the park during inclement weather.