Easily accessible through the Punggol Promenade Nature Walk, Coney Island is a great place to explore with the family. 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. Start exploring the forest and mangrove habitats on the newly built Lorong Halus boardwalk and move on to the beach which can be accessed at 5 locations. Just for bikers, scooters, skateboarding, and all you wheel-loving fans, ride along the 2.5 km Coney Island Park Connector, taking in the beautiful promenade view of the Serangoon Reservoir. What are you waiting for, pack your gear, download the map here and start exploring! You can also download a copy of the DIY walk brochure here.
The trails around this little island are perfect for a spot of cycling. Bring your own or rent a bicycle from Punggol Point Park. Come and cycle down the main Coney Island spine and experience nature on a ride. Watch out for birds and discover new and exciting plants. Now, you can also access the park through the newly-built Lorong Halus Boardwalk. Perfect!
Made from the timber of uprooted casuarina trees and other recycled materials on the island, the Casuarina Exploration area is home to a playground and mini obstacle course. Kiddos will be kept busy trying to balance across a wooden bridge, waddle over stepping stones, and clamber over log fences. Fun!
Weave in and out of the little enclaves and forested areas on the island and you'll be treated to mini secret hideaways! Our tip is to follow the main trail as you enter the West entrance of the island and onward to the East entrance near Lorong Halus. Look out for the hidden coastal trails that branch right out from that main trail. We guarantee, it'll be a sight to behold and a great place for sandplay for the kids. Ensure everyone is slathered with tons of sunblock and insect repellent to ward off the sandflies! *Box jellyfish have been spotted in Singapore waters in the recent months. For your own safety, do take precautions before heading to any of the beaches. More information on box jellyfish can be found here.
Coney Island Park is the perfect place for bird watching enthusiasts. This is also a popular stopover for migratory birds. Camouflage in the bird hides or wait patiently from the forested trails. Home to more than 80 species of resident and migratory birds in Coney Island Park and the surrounding forested area, some common residents are the Collared Kingfisher (Todiramphus chloris), the most common kingfisher in Singapore, and the Common Tailorbird (Orthotomus sutorius).
n keeping with the natural habitat and clean living on the island, the toilet works by solar and water power. Rain water is used for flushing and handwashing. Bring your own water because you can’t fill up your bottles here. There is only one loo on the island, so make sure you go before you start exploring. *The toilet is closed for repair works until October 31, 2020. Please use the alternative toilets at Punggol Point Park or Lorong Halus Wetlands.
Discover more on a guided tour conducted by NParks volunteers and you will learn about the diverse biodiversity and interesting history of the park. You can also find out more about the interesting flora and fauna found on the island. Did you know that Coney Island Park has a very interesting history? The two-hour guided walk is conducted on selected Saturday mornings in the months of June, November, and December. *The volunteer program at Coney Island Park is is suspended until further notice. Please check here for the latest updates.
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 West Entrance. Park Hours are 7am to 7pm (Gates will be closed at 7pm). For more information, visit the National Parks website at www.nparks.gov.sg/gardens-parks-and-nature/parks-and-nature-reserves/coney-island-park