The Friends of Kings Park established in 1993 to involve the community in the maintenance of Kings Park and Botanic Garden as a special place for people and plants.

Kings Park volunteersThe Friends of Kings Park have strengthened partnerships with other community organisations including Lotterywest and successfully promoted Kings Park as a special place for people and plants. The Friends of Kings Park encourages interest and involvement through:

  • Membership
  • Education and publication
  • Preserving cultural heritage
  • Active participation in conservation, bush land management and horticulture
  • Assisting research
  • Promotion and publicity
  • Raising funds for special projects

By becoming a member of the Friends of Kings Park, you support Kings Park and Botanic Garden. Membership fees support important projects in the park and provide a wide range of benefits to members.

The Friends of Kings Park has more than 1300 members who support Kings Park through their membership subscriptions.

Volunteering for the Friends of Kings Park

The Friends of Kings Park have several volunteer groups in areas such as Bushland Carers, Garden Carers, Special Species Growing Group, Administration, Climatewatch, Science, Native Plant Sales, Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park.

When a volunteer position arises in any of the Friends volunteer groups it will be advertised in the Friends of Kings Park newsletter. Applicants are then encouraged to apply to the Volunteer Coordinator.

All volunteers must be Friends of Kings Park members.

Further information

Contact the BGPA Volunteer Coordinator

Contact the Friends of Kings Park

Visit the Friends of Kings Park website

COVID-19

The Premier of Western Australia has announced that some transitional restrictions will apply until 12.01 am on Saturday 8 May 2021. As the situation evolves, the BGPA will continue to provide updates and make operational changes as needed.

Bold Park access disruption

A section of the Bridle Trail in Bold Park will be closed from the 12 May to 17 May 2021 due to maintenance works.

Lotterywest Family Area visitor disruption

Ivey Watson Playground will be closed from early June to late July 2021 to facilitate the Stickybeaks Cafe and Ivey Watson Playground upgrade works.

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Stickybeaks Cafe upgrade and Ivey Watson Playground refurbishment

Stickybeaks Cafe will soon feature a revamped exterior to offer Kings Park visitors an improved al fresco dining experience.

New pavilion for Kings Park

Construction of a new pavilion and small stage at Kings Park and Botanic Garden’s Exhibition Lawn will begin next month.

Controlled fire planned for Kings Park

As part of a long-term research project, a controlled fire is planned to take place in Kings Park on one day between late April and mid May 2021.

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