What's News

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Please note that these news items served a particular purpose at a particular time and may have been superseded.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 Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority and BHP Billiton Iron Ore have led a ground-breaking 'think tank' as part of the Restoration Seed Bank Initiative.

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An unusual tree has been given a new home in Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

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Improvements to Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park and a new botanic staircase are two of the enhancements planned for Kings Park in the next five years.

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A botanic 'staircase' highlighting Western Australia's impressive history of botanical discoveries will be built to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the WA Botanic Garden in Kings Park in 2015.

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New adventure play and picnic facilities have been officially opened at the Saw Avenue Picnic Area in Kings Park.

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Kings Park has been named one of the world's top ten parks in the 2014 TripAdvisor Traveller's Choice Awards.

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Children who take risks are more likely to grow into resilient adults, according to a Canadian Professor of Social Work who visited Kings Park this week.

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Travel author Bill Bryson has found himself in many breathtaking parts of the world but says Kings Park is the best park he has ever seen.

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Kings Park has won an Australian Tourism Award, announced in Sydney on 7 February 2014.

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Kings Park and Botanic Garden has won gold in three competitive categories at the 2013 Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards.

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We are pleased to announce the release of our new responsive website.

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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.

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