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Please note that these news items served a particular purpose at a particular time and may have been superseded.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

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

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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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Kings Park and Botanic Garden has been awarded the blue-ribbon Mayfair position on Perth's first-ever Monopoly board.

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Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park and the Kings Park Education program have been recognised as 'raising the bar' in environmental education at the 25th Banksia Sustainability Awards.

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A new Aboriginal children's storybook has been released to celebrate Kings Park's significant Nyoongar connection.

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Congratulations to Lotterywest, long-standing supporter of the Friends of Kings Park, who recently celebrated 80 years of community service to Western Australia.

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Kings Park has been rated the 12th best park in the world and number one in Australia, in the annual TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards.

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Forrest Drive closure

A section of Forrest Drive will be closed between Wednesday 30 October and Thursday 31 October 2019, due to scheduled tree works.

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Calling all budding plant scientists

Applications are now open for the 2019/2020 Kings Park Summer Scholarships.

2018-19 annual report now available

Excellent results in research, conservation and visitor experiences have been recorded in the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority’s 2018-19 annual report, which is now available online.

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