A new pedestrian bridge linking the Perth Children’s Hospital and Kings Park was officially announced by the Hon. Mark McGowan MLA, Premier of Western Australia today.

Families with kids relaxing in May Drive Parkland. Image: J. Thomas.

The exciting project known as the Kids’ Bridge was made possible by private donations to the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation and will provide kids and their families with a safe, accessible route into May Drive Parkland in Kings Park.

Spending time in nature is a critical part of a healthy childhood and it’s an important priority for the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority (BGPA) to provide spaces that encourage community health through connection to nature, which we know has benefits for all.

BGPA is working closely with project partners to ensure a great outcome for the Kids’ Bridge and for Kings Park.

The new bridge is expected to be especially welcomed by children from remote parts of Western Australia who receive treatment at Perth Children’s Hospital and have strong connections to the natural environment.

The project is being managed by Main Roads WA with the support of BGPA and other partners. The design of the bridge is currently in its very early stages and our conservation staff have been working closely with Main Roads WA to minimise environmental impacts on Kings Park’s bushland. The timing of construction will be known once detailed design is complete.


Kings Park access disruption

Sections of the Western Australian Botanic Garden near Lovekin Drive and Forrest Drive will be closed from Monday 2 November to Friday 13 November 2020 due to essential tree works.


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.

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Summer science scholarships

Attention science students! Applications are now open for the 2020-21 Kings Park summer science scholarships for tertiary students.

BGPA 2019-20 annual report

Connecting community, conserving flora and conserving identity is the theme of the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority’s 2019-20 annual report which is now available online.

Invitation to comment

The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority is seeking community feedback on the Draft Kings Park and Botanic Garden Management Plan 2021-2025 that will guide park management over the next five years.

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