If you are planning your visit to Kings Park and Botanic Garden or Bold Park, it is always a good idea to check the weather forecast so that you can be prepared.

Weather reports and fire danger ratings from the Bureau of Meteorology are published on our website for the Perth area generally and updated regularly but cannot be guaranteed as the latest information available. You might also be interested in observations from weather stations in Kings Park and Floreat Park established by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD). This information should be used as a guide only as weather conditions vary across each park.

Closures and Service Interruptions

In certain circumstances, facilities in the parks may need to be closed or restricted for your protection. We endeavour to give public notice to all planned closures and service interruptions. Where closures are dependent on the weather, the following general statements apply.

If there are Strong Winds forecast for the Perth Metropolitan Area - the Lotterywest Federation Walkway in Kings Park and Botanic Garden will be closed.

If a Very High, Severe or greater fire danger rating is forecast for the Perth 'Lower West Coast' district, Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park will be closed and afternoon guided walks may be cancelled.

If an Extreme or Catastrophic fire danger rating is forecast for the Perth 'Lower West Coast' district – public access will be limited in both parks.

  • In Kings Park, only the Fraser Avenue precinct, Royal Kings Park Tennis Club and Next Generation Kings Park will remain accessible. Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park will be closed and guided walks may be cancelled.
  • In Bold Park, only access between Challenger Parade and the coast will remain available.

If a Total Fire Ban has been declared for the Perth Metropolitan Area, or there is a fire in the park - the bushland areas and paths in Kings Park, including Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park, and/or Bold Park may be closed. Afternoon guided walks may be cancelled.

If you see smoke, please phone 000 immediately.

Further information

Refer to the notices section for current closures and service interruptions.

If you are in doubt about the impact of weather or adverse conditions on your planned visit or on any event in Kings Park or Bold Park, please contact the Customer Service Officer during business hours or the Park Management Officer, available seven days a week between 7.00 am and 6.00 pm.

Australia Day 2022

Road closures and service interruptions will occur in Kings Park and Bold Park on Wednesday 26 January 2022.

Naturescape closed February

Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park will be closed from Tuesday, 1 February 2022 until Tuesday, 1 March 2022.

COVID-19

The Premier of Western Australia has announced mask-wearing in public indoor venues and on public transport will be mandatory in Perth and Peel from 6.00pm Sunday 16 January.

As the COVID-19 situation in WA evolves, the BGPA will continue to provide updates and make operational changes as needed.

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Respected public sector leader Gail McGowan has been appointed Chairperson of the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority, which oversees the operation of Kings Park and Bold Park.

Recognising our volunteers

The support of hundreds of dedicated volunteers was celebrated this week at a Volunteer Appreciation Function at Zamia Café.

Welcome to new Kings Park Science Summer Scholars

Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority is pleased to welcome the 2021-22 Kings Park Science Summer Scholars. 

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