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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Please note that these news items served a particular purpose at a particular time and may have been superseded.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.

Partnering with Perth Festival once again, we are excited to see the return of the magical ‘Boorna Waanginy: The Trees Speak’ to Kings Park. This free event will celebrate our passion for WA’s unique natural landscape, biodiversity and Indigenous culture.

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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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On the recent 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, a significant community project was launched by the Governor of Western Australia, The Honourable Kim Beazley AC at the State Reception Centre here in Kings Park.

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Thank you to everyone who entered our Flowers in Focus photography competition during the 2018 Kings Park Festival. The winners have been announced.

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An international team of researchers led by Kings Park Science’s Dr Katinka Ruthrof has documented the responses of plants, animals and marine life to a major heatwave which affected Western Australia in 2011.

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Kings Park won a Premier's Science Award for the Chevron Science Engagement Initiative of the Year on 15 August 2018.

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Alan Barrett commenced as Executive Director of the BGPA on 23 July 2018. Alan has spent most of his life within a stone's throw of Kings Park.

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It’s been a delight to have local painter Rowena Keall Walsh as our Artist in Residence in 2018.

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Perth's favourite boab tree celebrated its 10th anniversary of arriving in Kings Park and Botanic Garden in July.

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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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Access disruptions: City to Surf

Road closures will take place in Kings Park and Bold Park on Sunday 25 August 2019 due to the Chevron City to Surf for Activ run event.

Visitor reminder

Under BGPA Regulations, an infringement may be issued if the driver of a vehicle does not remain within Kings Park's boundaries.

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100 years of honour

Saturday, 3 August 2019, marked the 100th anniversary of the opening of the State’s first Honour Avenue on May Drive on 3 August 1919.

Changing Place for Kings Park

Western Australia’s newest Changing Place has opened at Saw Avenue Picnic Area in Kings Park, expanding the opportunities for people with a disability.

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