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.

Read more about Kings Park volunteers.

COVID-19

The wellbeing of our visitors, volunteers and staff is our number one priority during the current COVID-19 situation. We are closely monitoring and responding to Government health advice and putting extra measures in place to protect our staff, volunteers and visitors.

Bold Park disruption

Banksia Carpark in Bold Park is currently closed to the public due to stormwater damage.

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.

Read all notices ...

Poolgarla Family Area launched

The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority (BGPA) is proud to announce the launch of Poolgarla Family Area, formerly known as Lotterywest Family Area.

'For People & Plants' Special Issue

Stories of ecosystem restoration success are showcased in the latest Special Issue of the Friends of Kings Park magazine 'For People & Plants'.

Kings Park Festival 2021

The countdown is on to the biggest celebration of wildflowers in WA - Kings Park Festival! Running throughout September, the Festival will celebrate the amazing flora of Western Australia blossoming across the State and the thousands of wildflowers in full bloom in Kings Park and Bold Park.

Read all news ...

Read about weather and warnings ...

All events …