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Please note that these news items served a particular purpose at a particular time and may have been superseded.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

The 2017-18 annual report has landed on the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority bookshelf, recording another outstanding year and an estimated 5.7 million visitors enjoying the expansive parklands, natural bushland and WA Botanic Garden in Kings Park and Bold 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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A smoking ceremony, led by Nyoongar statesman Dr Richard Walley on 17 September 2018, has helped prepare for an important new project in Kings Park.

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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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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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Anzac Day access

Access to Kings Park will be significantly restricted due to Anzac Day services on Thursday 25 April, 2019.

Kings Park access disruption: Gallipoli Run

A partial road closure will occur on Lovekin Drive in Kings Park on Sunday, 28 April 2019 during the Gallipoli Run event.

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Toot toot, it’s Ruby!

There’s an exciting new way to travel between Kings Park and Subiaco with the arrival of Ruby the Tram from The Subiaco Tram group!

Global tourism event

Kings Park warmly welcomed delegates of Australia's largest tourism trade show to a stunning Western Australian showcase event on 10 April 2019.

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