Neumann Park offers nature-inspired play that pays tribute to its surroundings and cultural heritage. The playground itself is only small, but the recreational space as a whole is impressive.
A concrete footpath connects the playground to a purpose-built seating area, overlooking bush land, that provides 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.
In the playground, however, 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 with open access to the bush land behind the property. Given its classification as a neighbourhood park, there are only minimal facilities (single picnic shelter, roadside parking and no toilets).