Neumann Park pays tribute to its natural surroundings and cultural heritage. The playground itself is only small, but the park as a whole is impressive.
A concrete footpath connects the playground to a purpose built seating area, overlooking bush land. From this location, visitors have clear views of two rock shelters. These structures are of great cultural significance to the Yugambeh People. The larger rock shelter has been identified as a Tool Making Shelter (used for stone tool manufacturing) and the smaller one as a Kitchen Shelter (more likely an occupation site, used for camping and cooking). Information boards and limestone blocks are positioned within the seating / viewing area, allowing multiple visitors to gather and appreciate the rock shelters. It is requested that visitors are respectful and refrain from accessing these structures.
Children are encouraged to explore and manipulate objects within their surroundings. They can balance along logs of varying heights, step across stumps, climb over large sandstone blocks or shelter within a wooden teepee. Even the more traditional play structures incorporate natural materials! This includes a wooden swingset (with toddler seat), wooden monkey bars and a slide /abseiling slope built into the contours of the landscape.
Neumann Park is partially fenced. At the rear of the property, there is open access to the surrounding bushland. Given its classification as a neighbourhood park, there are only minimal facilities. Facilities include a single picnic shelter and roadside parking. There are no toilets onsite.
These rock shelters form part of a larger network of sandstone rock shelters. They are located within the sandstone ridge that borders Yarrabilba, Plunkett Conservation Park and Wickham National Park. Jabree Ltd undertook a staged cultural heritage assessment of Yarrabilba between 2011 and 2016. Consequent planning, design and works within this area involved collaboration between Jabree and Lend Lease.