Weather and Warnings
If you are planning your visit to Kings Park and Botanic Garden or Bold Park, it is always a good idea to check the weather forecast so that you can be prepared.
Weather reports from the Bureau of Meteorology are published on our website for the Perth area generally and updated regularly but cannot be guaranteed as the latest information available. You might also be interested in observations from weather stations in Kings Park and Floreat Park established by the Department of Agriculture and Food. This information should be used as a guide only as weather conditions vary across each park.
Closures and Service Interruptions
In certain circumstances, facilities in the parks may need to be closed or restricted for your protection. We endeavour to give public notice to all planned closures and service interruptions. Where closures are dependent on the weather, the following general statements apply.
If there are Strong Winds forecast for the Perth Metropolitan Area - the Lotterywest Federation Walkway in Kings Park and Botanic Garden will be closed.
If a Very High, Severe or greater fire danger rating is forecast for the Perth Coastal Plain, Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park will be closed and afternoon guided walks will be cancelled.
If an Extreme or Catastrophic fire danger rating is forecast for the Perth Coastal Plain – public access will be limited in both parks.
- In Kings Park, only the Fraser Avenue precinct, Royal Kings Park Tennis Club and Next Generation Kings Park will remain accessible.
- In Bold Park, only access between Challenger Parade and the coast will remain available.
If a Total Fire Ban has been declared for the Perth Metropolitan Area, or there is a fire in the park - the bushland areas and paths in Kings Park, including Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park, and/or Bold Park will be closed.
If you see smoke, please phone 000 immediately.
If you are in doubt about the impact of weather or adverse conditions on your planned visit or on any event in Kings Park or Bold Park, please contact the Customer Service Officer during business hours or the Park Management Officer, available seven days a week between 7.00 am and 6.00 pm.
- Last Updated: 19 March 2015