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Welcome to the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority's news, keeping you up-to-date with what's happening in Kings Park and Bold Park. You may like to view our social media stream, subscribe to one of our newsletters or browse the media section and science highlights.

Please note that these news items served a particular purpose at a particular time and may have been superseded. They may contain references to activities or policies that have no current application. They may link or refer to web pages or documents that have moved.

Join us for the Queen’s Baton Relay, which will travel through Kings Park on Sunday, 25 February in the lead up to the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

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It is a great time to support the Friends of Kings Park in Perth's favourite park and benefit with movie nights, special events, plant sales, discounts and more.

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The Hon Stephen Dawson, Minister for Environment together with the Hon Paul Papalia, Minister for Tourism, have announced that Segway Tours WA will commence in Kings Park and Botanic Garden in early 2018.

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More visitors than ever flocked to Kings Park and Bold Park this year – visiting for all kinds of reasons - from a concert, a memorial service or a community event to a bushwalk, a jog or a stroll through the Western Australian Botanic Garden. Here are our top ten hits of 2017.

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One of the world's leading nature spaces for children, Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park, has re-opened - just in time for the summer school holidays.

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The Kings Park Science team have jumped at the opportunity to see what goes on in banksia woodland at all times of the day and night.

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New adventures await in Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park these summer holidays! We will re-open to welcome members of the community from 9.00 am on 14 December 2017, with eye-popping new places to explore.

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Kings Park and Botanic Garden warmly congratulate and thank three long-standing and dedicated volunteers who were recently awarded life membership of the Kings Park Volunteer Guides.

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The annual Golden Gecko Award for Environmental Excellence was last night awarded to a ground-breaking restoration guide produced by Kings Park and Botanic Garden and Hanson Construction Materials.

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Help the Friends of Bold Park Bushland celebrate their 30th anniversary at the Bold Park Open Day on 29 October. This free community event will include family fun, special guided walks and hands-on displays.

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We are delighted to share the news that Dr Tony Scalzo, a dedicated Kings Park volunteer, has been announced as a Batonbearer for the Kings Park section of the upcoming Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) during the 100 day countdown to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018).

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Kings Park and Botanic Garden warmly congratulate and thank the Kings Park Volunteer Master Gardeners as they celebrate their 20th anniversary in October 2017.

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Queen's Baton Relay closures

Road closures will occur in Kings Park on Sunday 25 February 2018 for the Queen's Baton Relay in the lead up to the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Concert traffic interruptions

Road and carpark closures will occur in Kings Park and Botanic Garden from February to April 2018 due to concert events.

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Queen's Baton Relay

Join us for the Queen’s Baton Relay, which will travel through Kings Park on Sunday, 25 February in the lead up to the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

Support Kings Park

It is a great time to support the Friends of Kings Park in Perth's favourite park and benefit with movie nights, special events, plant sales, discounts and more.

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