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

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The iconic nine foot bronze sculpture by Margaret Priest, located in the Pioneer Women's Memorial fountain in Kings Park, has been restored to its former glory so it can sparkle once again.

Restoration and conservation work has been undertaken on the 1960's bronze figure to bring it back to its original state. The artist Margaret Priest provided the recipe to achieve an original finish to the conservation team who undertook the works.

The figure represents a mother with an infant in her arms, stepping forth to meet her destiny. It stands on a stepping stone in the pond surrounded by five other stepping stones and fountains, and is the centre piece of the Water Garden.

As noted in the recent publication, 'A Joy Forever The Story of Kings Park and Botanic Garden' by Dorothy Erickson (2009), the symbolism of the three minute sequence of the fountains begins with the bubblers representing bushes to be negotiated on the way to opening up land, rising to taller spouts representing trees around pioneer homesteads.

The fountain was formally opened in January 1968. The sculpture was reputed to be the largest undertaken in Australia at the time. The very talented Margaret Priest was the first female sculptor to undertake public art works in Western Australia, and a book about her work is currently being written.

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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