The Western Australian Ecology Centre is located on Perry Lakes Drive, City Beach. Bold Park visitor information is displayed at the building entry.

WA Ecology Centre artwork

Officially opened in August 2004, the Western Australian Ecology Centre was initiated as a key strategy in the inaugural Bold Park Environmental Management Plan 2000-2005 to provide a venue to assist community groups, environmental practitioners and educators to undertake their activities, and to provide office space for staff involved in Bold Park's ongoing management.

The Centre is open by appointment only. Please contact the Customer Service Officer for an appointment.

The Centre aims to promote awareness and appreciation of biodiversity conservation in Bold Park and throughout Western Australia.

Design Features

The Centre was designed to harmonise with the surrounding natural landscape and to minimise its environmental and visual impact on the site.

The building features numerous environmental design principals including solar orientation, a flood of natural light, passive ventilation and thermal mass. It also used environmentally sustainable materials for construction such as plantation timber products and raw unfinished cream concrete wall panels to reflect the local limestone that is prevalent in Bold Park.

Artwork

Inspired by scientific research being undertaken in Bold Park, artist Pamela Gaunt created a striking feature on an external wall at the front entry of the Ecology Centre as an interpretation of the important role of the tree canopy in conserving Bold Park's biodiversity.

The artwork represents the patterns formed by an aerial view of the tree canopy as it appeared in the year 2000, floating above a map of Bold Park. The names of 15 native plant species considered to be the most vulnerable in Bold Park are engraved into the 'canopy' pieces, providing a subtle conservation message.

Contact details

Please contact Bold Park Administration for more information.

Christmas and New Year services

Visitors are advised that a number of services within Kings Park and Botanic Garden will be unavailable over the Christmas and New Year period.

Naturescape summer opening hours

In response to warming Perth summers and an increased frequency of very high fire danger days, BGPA has considered optimum visitor comfort and safety by implementing a change in summer opening hours in Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park from 29 December – 30 January 2022.

Works at Mount Eliza Reservoir

The Water Corporation will be conducting upgrade works to the Mount Eliza Reservoir inlet in Kings Park from mid-June.

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Welcome to new Kings Park Science Summer Scholars

Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority is pleased to welcome the 2021-22 Kings Park Science Summer Scholars. 

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Art, science and culture are all coming together in a beautiful series of seagrass-inspired artworks, on display from 3 - 9 December at Aspects Gallery Shop in Kings Park.

Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park 10th Anniversary

A decade of difference to celebrate! Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park has marked ten years of connecting kids to nature. 

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