Ystrad Mynach Park covers approximately 11 hectares of open green space with rugby and football pitches, tennis courts, a bowling green and a children's playground all set amongst some fine parkland trees. Set against a backdrop of native woodland and wildflower meadows it's been recognised for high quality management winning a Green Flag Award.

Located within the park is an unusual glacial landform called a drumlin, a leftover from the last Ice Age. Something much more recent is the Centre of Sporting Excellence; a modern all-weather facility catering for a range of sports, particularly rugby and football with two grandstands each capable of holding 500 spectators. There are other rugby pitches, home to Penallta RFC, a bowling green and tennis courts. For something a little bit different why not have a game of table tennis on our permanent outdoor table - all you need is your own bats and ball.

What to see and do


This popular children's playground has a wide array of play equipment all set on soft impact surfacing. The playground is enclosed and there are plenty of benches for resting between exertions or for keeping an eye on the little ones. There's the usual range of swings, climbing frames and see-saws but the highlight is the 4 metre high helter skelter. A must for any adventurous child!

Centre of Sporting Excellence

Opened in 2014 Caerphilly County Borough Council's Centre for Sporting Excellence is an important regional sporting asset. The Centre's facilities include an IRB 22 ratified 3G rugby pitch, a FIFA 2 star 3G football pitch, conference rooms, a strength and conditioning room and medical & first aid rooms. The Newport Gwent Dragons regional rugby side use it as a training facility along with a wide array of local teams. It's also well used for sporting events and competitions.

Planning your visit 

Where it is   Ystrad Mynach Park is located to the south of Ystrad Mynach off Caerphilly Road, CF83 7EP.

How to get there   By car - Caerphilly Road, Ystrad Mynach. By bus - Services 26 Blackwood to Cardiff, 50 Bargoed to Newport, C9 Bargoed to Caerphilly, C16 Caerphilly to Nelson, C17 Bargoed to Caerphilly. Nearest railway station - Ystrad Mynach (5 minute walk) 

Park hours   The park is open daylight hours all year round. It is also free to access.

Car parks   The car park off Caerphilly Road is ideal for the playground (car park open daylight hours). Parking is also available at the Centre for Sporting Excellence.

Other access points   Access can be gained on foot from Ystrad Mynach Station and from Pine Grove, Pen-y-Cae and Twyn Road.  

Toilets   Toilets are available near to the playground.

Picnic Tables   Several picnic tables are located near to the playground.

Accessibility   Ystrad Mynach Park is flat and level with tarmac paths although there is a gentle slope to the path that links with the railway station. There are no restrictive access points at any of the entrances. Designated disabled car park spaces are available at the car park. The toilets include disabled facilities. There are plenty of benches for resting throughout the park. 

Contact Information

Parks Services, Bargoed House, 1 St Gwladys Way, Bargoed, CF81 8AB

Tel: 01443 811452 
Email: parks@caerphilly.gov.uk

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