Due to very high fire danger conditions today, Naturescape is closed and Kings Park afternoon guided walks may be cancelled.

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A major grant was announced on 7 September 2016 that will see the construction of a purpose-built volunteer hub in Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

Kings Park volunteers celebrate funding for new facility.The $2.4 million grant was awarded by Lotterywest to the Friends of Kings Park – the park’s largest volunteer organisation.

With 600 active volunteers who make up Kings Park’s four volunteer organisations, volunteers outnumber paid staff by about four to one, and are an integral part of the park’s day-to-day activities.

President of the Friends of Kings Park Bob Bunney said the new volunteer hub would provide an ideal ‘headquarters’ for its many volunteers.

'Despite great interest from the community, we are currently unable to appoint large numbers of new volunteers, as our existing facilities are bursting at the seams,' said Mr Bunney.

'We expect to significantly increase our volunteering capacity in Kings Park with this new facility.'

The new volunteer hub will enable seven-days per week operation for more volunteer roles. It will include a large workshop for a new group of maintenance volunteers; a space suitable for training, seminars and meetings; office space; and areas for volunteers to gather for morning tea or other social activities.

'With this very generous grant from Lotterywest, we bring this exciting project one step closer to becoming a reality,' said Mr Bunney.

Representatives from the Kings Park Guides, Kings Park Volunteer Master Gardeners, the Honour Avenue Group (a sub-group of the Highgate RSL WA) and the Friends of Kings Park are all involved in the design and planning of the volunteer hub.

The facility is expected to begin operating in 2018.

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Law Walk closure

Kings Park visitors are advised that Law Walk will be closed from Tuesday 15 January to Wednesday 23 January 2019, due to essential maintenance.

Australia Day 2019

Road closures and service interruptions will occur in Kings Park and Bold Park from Saturday 26 January to Sunday 27 January, 2019.

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Family-friendly fun in 2019

Zippy's Kings Park Adventures is now open for 2019 bookings, so don’t miss this popular new program for little nature lovers aged three to five years!

Aboriginal tourism plans

Expressions of interest for local businesses to run new Aboriginal tourism and cultural experiences in Kings Park have now closed.

Become a Friend

Plant sales, movie nights, discounts and more – now is a great time to join the Friends of Kings Park and make a difference to the WA environment and our most beautiful park.

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