Rediscover Bold Park, one of Perth's treasured coastal bushland reserves.

Declared an A-class reserve in 1998 for its high conservation, landscape and recreation values, Bold Park is one of the largest remaining urban bushland areas in Perth, covering 442 hectares. Reabold Hill is the highest natural point on the Metropolitan Coastal Plain, peaking at 85 metres above sea level, and in the 1950s the site was considered as a location for the Western Australian Botanic Garden.

Bold Park has an intensively surveyed fungal diversity with 479 species documented and 310 known, locally-native plant taxa. The bushland has all five species of burrowing snake known on the Swan Coastal Plain, including the rare and endangered black striped snake (Vermicella colonotus). During the gold-rush years, camels were imported to transport provisions in the goldfields and were quarantined in an area of Bold Park; now known as Camel Lake. The famous Australian explorer Ernest Giles also rested his camels at Camel Lake after his epic journey from Port Augusta to Perth in May 1875.

Following its transference to the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority in 1998, Bold Park has experienced significant service and facility upgrades. These include the establishment of the Western Australian Ecology Centre and Reabold Hill boardwalk in 2004, improved directional signage and extensive bushland restoration.

The recent Bold Park Open Day was a great success with hundreds of visitors discovering Bold Park's impressive biodiversity, history and volunteering opportunities. There was something for everyone including hands-on displays, free guided walks and demonstrations, native gardening advice, nature-based kids activities, wildlife handlers and bushland restoration information. A sincere thank you to the Friends of Bold Park Bushland, BGPA staff and members from BirdLife WA, the Wildflower Society and the Naturalists Club for their contributions.

Mounts Bay Road share path detours

The City of Perth will be undergoing works on the shared path along Mounts Bay Road from Thursday 23 March until Monday 8 May 2023. Detours through Kings Park will be in place.

School Ball parking

Temporary parking on Fraser Avenue will not be provided for buses, limos and cars, and fines will apply.

Polyphagous Shot-Hole Borer

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) is responding to the confirmed detection of an exotic beetle, the Polyphagous Shot-Hole Borer (PSHB) in the Perth metropolitan area.

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City of Perth E-Scooter Trial Expands through Kings Park

Visitors will be able to hire and ride e-scooters within Kings Park as part of City of Perth’s E-scooter Share Scheme from Saturday 25 March 2023.

Support for Noongar Boodja continues

Fugro has generously renewed their partnership with the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority (BGPA) to bring another three years of the very popular ‘Noongar Boodja’ education program to Kings Park.

Rare plants stolen from Kings Park

We're devastated to announce up to 900 of WA’s rarest orchids have been stolen from the Conservation Garden in Kings Park.

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