Fitness and Recreation
Kings Park and Botanic Garden provides a wonderful setting to improve physical and mental fitness. Whether practising yoga, tai chi or enjoying a casual run, the park offers a variety of areas suitable for your sporting interest.
Walking and jogging are popular activities, with many great walks available in the park. Please keep to designated pathways at all times to protect the bushland and respect our memorial areas.
Dogs are welcome in most areas of Kings Park provided they are on a leash no longer than two metres. Dogs are not permitted within 10 metres of any children's play area, on the elevated section of the Lotterywest Federation Walkway or inside Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park, or at the Kings Park Festival, Australia Day, ANZAC Day or summer events. Guide dogs are excepted. Please clean up after your animal and carry deposit bags as they are not provided in the park.
Organised and commercial fitness groups and sporting event organisers are to contact the Bookings Officer before organising activities in Kings Park. Please note that Jacobs Ladder is not within Kings Park boundaries - it is owned and managed by the Perth City Council. Parking fines will apply should you leave your vehicle in Kings Park to visit this area.
Kings Park's play areas are ideal for children's activities including Synergy Parkland, Lotterywest Family Area and Saw Avenue Picnic Area and Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park. A beginner's cycle track suitable for six to ten years is located at Hale Oval, next to the Lotterywest Family Area.
Family ball games including cricket and soccer are best enjoyed at Hale Oval at the Lotterywest Family Area and Lakeview Lawn in Synergy Parkland where there is plenty of spacious lawn. Please do not hold these activities in high traffic areas where they may impact other visitors, or within the State War Memorial precinct.
Giant games, ball games, laser games and other sporting activities including orienteering require prior approval. Please contact the Bookings Officer for more information. Bouncy castles, bucking bulls, animal farms, trackless trains and bubble machines are not permitted.
Musical instruments, battery powered amplifiers, digital music players may be used for your enjoyment providing they do not impact other visitors. Please be courteous and keep noise at a respectable level for all to enjoy.
Cycling is a great way to see Perth, with obvious health, environmental and economical benefits. Please respect road regulations and use hard surface shared paths while within the park. Bike racks are located within busy tourist areas for your convenience.
Special events and seasonal recreational activities are often held in Kings Park. These can include the annual City to Surf and themed guided walks throughout the Kings Park Festival. Refer to our events calendar for more information.
- Last Updated: 13 November 2014