All visitors and members of the community are invited to contribute to a unique and special social history project.

Kings Park and Botanic Garden is a very special place embedded with memories and stories of personal events. To highlight the social importance of this unique and varied park, there is an ongoing project aptly named 'Kings Park at Heart'. Contributions to the collection of social history and personal anecdotes are invited from people visiting, volunteering and working in the park over the years.

Many people who grew up in Western Australia, those who now call WA home, and many who visit the State have fascinating stories to tell. So far, Kings Park has collected wonderful stories of fun, love, tragedy, dedication, humour and more. Some of these were showcased in an outdoor exhibit during the 2010 Kings Park Festival and some have been published in the Friends of Kings Park magazine, 'For People and Plants'.

All visitors and members of the community are invited to contribute to this project by submitting their own stories about Kings Park – the soul of the city. Stories can be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., along with the completed story form that you can either download below or pick up from the Visitor Information Centre in Kings Park.

pdfDownload Social History application form 3.13 MB

The following poem was submitted by Danelle Jenkins.

My Place

No matter where I've gone;
No matter where I've run;
My Place has waited.

Custodian of my city,
My Place calms the bustle, and quiets the concrete.

When I enter My Place I feel welcome and comfort.

When I run in My Place I feel solitude, and my soul is soothed.

When I run in My Place,
And feel my city beside me,
I fly.

My Place,
my Kings Park,
Has waited.