Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park is a place for children to connect with nature and learn to appreciate the unique Western Australian environment.
This area is not a playground or picnic area. It has been designed to retain as much of its natural bush setting as possible. The project brings back a level of challenge, adventure and connection to nature that has been missing from many urban childhoods.
Great care has been taken to provide children with a real ‘bush’ experience in the middle of our city. This is carefully balanced with providing inspiring design and high quality amenities to enhance the visitor experience.
Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park covers 60,000 square metres and incorporates a series of unique zones including hidden thickets, a creek, lookouts, a cubby building area, upside-down trees and a wetland. These areas are connected by meandering paths, boardwalks and bridges which offer a feeling of immersion in the bush.
Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park is the home of Kings Park Education. A dedicated education zone provides school students with a number of ‘outdoor classrooms’, with tree logs for seating under shady trees, a jetty in the Water Corporation Wetland and a fire pit for evening activities around a camp fire. Kings Park Education explores the interconnected world of plants, animals and people for students from kindergarten to adulthood.