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Welcome to the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority's news, keeping you up-to-date with what's happening in Kings Park and Bold Park. You may like to view our social media stream, subscribe to one of our newsletters or browse the media section and science highlights.

Please note that these news items served a particular purpose at a particular time and may have been superseded. They may contain references to activities or policies that have no current application. They may link or refer to web pages or documents that have moved.

Bookings are now open for Term 3 for Kings Park’s new program for little nature lovers, aged three to five years. 'Zippy's Kings Park Adventures' offers Kings Park stories each week from 25 July 2018, featuring puppets, drama, craft activities, music and movement.

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As Western Australia’s number one attraction with 5.8 million visitors in 2017-18, Kings Park takes the responsibility to welcome people from all walks of life very seriously.

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When was the last time you stopped to smell the flowers? Tuesday, 5 June is World Environment Day and there's no better time to appreciate and enjoy the Western Australian environment.

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We’re excited to announce the release of three new Kings Park story books for children which are now available exclusively online and in-store at Aspects of Kings Park.

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Kings Park and Botanic Garden is committed to honouring the Indigenous heritage of the Park and pays respects to the Wadjuk Nyoongar people and their culture.

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We say a heartfelt 'thank you' to our amazing volunteers in Kings Park and Bold Park as we celebration National Volunteers' Week from 21 – 27 May 2018.

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Congratulations to the Friends of Kings Park who are celebrating 25 fantastic years of supporting 'the peoples’ park' in May 2018.

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A day of corporate volunteering has led an exciting new partnership between Kings Park and Fugro to promote local Aboriginal culture to school students.

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The Kings Park Science team have jumped at the opportunity to see what goes on in banksia woodland at all times of the day and night.

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The Hon Stephen Dawson, Minister for Environment together with the Hon Paul Papalia, Minister for Tourism, have announced that Segway Tours WA will commence in Kings Park and Botanic Garden in early 2018.

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It is a great time to support the Friends of Kings Park in Perth's favourite park and benefit with movie nights, special events, plant sales, discounts and more.

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More visitors than ever flocked to Kings Park and Bold Park this year – visiting for all kinds of reasons - from a concert, a memorial service or a community event to a bushwalk, a jog or a stroll through the Western Australian Botanic Garden. Here are our top ten hits of 2017.

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Christmas and New Year services

Visitors are advised that a number of services within Kings Park and Botanic Garden will be unavailable over the Christmas and New Year period.

Concert traffic interruptions

Road and carpark closures will occur in Kings Park and Botanic Garden from December 2018 until May 2019 due to concert events.

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Call for Aboriginal tourism operators

Kings Park, or Kaarta Koomba, invites local businesses employing, owned or run by Aboriginal people to provide new tourism and cultural experiences for its visitors.

Stay cool in Kings Park this summer

Kings Park will host the coolest line up of events this summer, including a stunning repeat of smash hit 'Boorna Waanginy: The Trees Speak' during the 2019 Perth Festival.

Students thank Fugro!

More than 1,000 primary school students, teachers and parent helpers converged on the WA Botanic Garden earlier this month for Kings Park Education’s annual Djilba Festival.

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