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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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Kings Park and Botanic Garden extends a big congratulations to the Friends of Kings Park who were today presented with a $100,000 grant from Lotterywest for the 2019 Kings Park Festival.

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Kings Park and Botanic Garden (Kaarta Koomba) is pleased to mark National Reconciliation Week with the launch of two new Aboriginal cultural tour operators who have commenced activities in the park.

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Did you know May and June are the perfect months to sow your everlasting seeds to ensure they bloom in spring?

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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!

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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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Western Australian quendas (Isoodon fusciventer) aren’t just cute and quirky, their digging and fossicking habits have been found to make an incredible difference in the growth of plants, according to new research.

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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!

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Aspects of Kings Park Gallery Shop is pleased to launch an update of their Corporate Gift Guide.

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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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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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COVID-19

The Premier of Western Australia has announced that some transitional restrictions will apply until 12.01 am on Saturday 8 May 2021. As the situation evolves, the BGPA will continue to provide updates and make operational changes as needed.

Bold Park access disruption

A section of the Bridle Trail in Bold Park will be closed from the 12 May to 17 May 2021 due to maintenance works.

Lotterywest Family Area visitor disruption

Ivey Watson Playground will be closed from early June to late July 2021 to facilitate the Stickybeaks Cafe and Ivey Watson Playground upgrade works.

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Stickybeaks Cafe upgrade and Ivey Watson Playground refurbishment

Stickybeaks Cafe will soon feature a revamped exterior to offer Kings Park visitors an improved al fresco dining experience.

New pavilion for Kings Park

Construction of a new pavilion and small stage at Kings Park and Botanic Garden’s Exhibition Lawn will begin next month.

Controlled fire planned for Kings Park

As part of a long-term research project, a controlled fire is planned to take place in Kings Park on one day between late April and mid May 2021.

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