Bold Park is a coastal bushland reserve managed by the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority.
In 1936, Bold Park was established as a place '...for the people of Perth' (Perth City Council, 1936).
It was named after William E. Bold, the Town Clerk of the City of Perth from 1900 to 1944 (the longest serving Town Clerk for the City of Perth).
The vision for Bold Park is 'to be identified as a world-class urban wilderness enjoyed, studied and managed with the community'.
Bold Park was declared an A-class reserve on 10 August 1998 for its high conservation, landscape and recreation values. It is one of the largest remaining bushland remnants in the urban area of the Swan Coastal Plain, covering 437 hectares.
Bold Park has an impressive biodiversity, with over 1000 native and non-native species of flora, fauna and fungi identified. Over 300 different local native plants are found within the park boundaries, including a number of priority and regionally significant species. Despite its proximity to the city, there is an abundance of wildlife including birds, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. An array of almost 300 species of macrofungi have also been documented during surveys.
The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority manages Bold Park in accordance with the Bold Park Management Plan, to ensure the conservation of native biological diversity and cater for the diverse range of visitor interests. The Authority is working towards restoring resilient ecological communities in Bold Park through effective bushland management involving research, restoration and weed control.
You may like to download the Bold Park Visitor Guide below, which provides an overview of the entire Bold Park or you can contact us for more information.