Feature Urban Park: Yellagonga Regional Park

Bird watching at Yellagonga Regional Park (Photo: L-A Shibish)

Yellagonga Regional Park incorporates wetlands, manicured parklands and mature woodland areas in a naturally, culturally, and recreationally significant setting. Yellagonga’s chain of wetlands includes Lake Joondalup, Beenyup Swamp, Walluburnup Swamp and Lake Goollelal.

Yellagonga provides an ideal environment for a range of leisure and physical activity pursuits and a variety of facilities to cater for outdoor recreation including barbeques, picnic tables, viewing platforms and seating. It is very popular with walkers and cyclists, and provides an ample venue for many local community events. The Park offers a network of shared paths (for walking and cycling) and dedicated walking paths.

Yellagonga Regional Park is an ideal place for leisure and recreation and is easily accessible by walking, cycling and public transport. The Park is approximately 13 km long and 1-1.5 km wide, covering 1,400 hectares. The park was named in 1990, in honour of Yellagonga, the leader of the Mooro Nyungar people who inhabited the region north of the Swan River at the time of European settlement.

This poplar urban park adjoins the City Centre of Joondalup and is accessible by a short CAT Bus ride or a leisurely 5 minute walk from the Joondalup train station through the City centre and natural bushlands. The popular Neil Hawkins Park is an ideal starting point for a range of walking and cycling routes. The park is also within walking distance (less than 2 km) from three train stations (Currambine, Edgewater, Whitfords) and Transperth operate many bus services stopping adjacent to the park, providing direct and convenient access to the Park.