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More than 100,000 visitors flocked to Kings Park for the opening of the 2017 Perth International Arts Festival (PIAF) from Friday 10 to Sunday 12 February, to experience an audio-visual feast of Noongar culture and Western Australia’s biodiversity.

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Kings Park and UWA Scientists Dr Todd Erickson, Dr David Merritt, and Assistant Professor Andrew Guzzomi have won a top prize at the 2016 WA Innovator of the Year awards.

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A major grant was announced on 7 September 2016 that will see the construction of a purpose-built volunteer hub in Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

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The Fraser Avenue lawns in Kings Park have received a majestic new addition, after a large tree was transplanted there by crane from the Western Australian Botanic Garden on 19 August 2016.

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Dedicated Kings Park volunteer and member of the Highgate RSL Norman Manners has been recognised for his commitment to honouring Australian war veterans with a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the 2016 Queen's Birthday Honours.

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Months of collecting data in the field at dawn have paid off for Research Scientist Dr Alison Ritchie, who has won a prestigious award for her studies into conserving Banksia woodlands on the Swan Coastal Plain.

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The new Pilbara Seed Atlas and Field Guide is the culmination of more than five years' collaborative research into seeds to improve land rehabilitation in the region.

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We celebrate Kings Park and Bold Park as significant places for all people - from the Whadjuk Noongar people as traditional custodians to the multicultural community of the present day.

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Kings Park's beloved floral clock has been given a timely makeover, with the painstaking restoration of its original clock hands and landscaping revival.

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The Kings Park Guides have been named 2016 WA Community Volunteer Organisation of the Year in recognition for their outstanding contribution to the community.

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A significant tree in Bold Park has been saved and given a new lease on life, thanks to an expert team from the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority.

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Media interest sparked by a recent fox sighting near the State War Memorial in Kings Park has resulted in public discussion about the prevalence and impact of foxes across the metropolitan area.

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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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