Bold Park bushland. Photo: M. Mykytiuk.Bold Park, currently 437 ha, is the largest remaining bushland remnant in the urban area of the Swan Coastal Plain. Kings Park is only slightly smaller, covering 400 ha. The educational value of Bold Park is highly rated because of the diverse flora, fauna and fungi, and its coastal location in the metropolitan area.

The tuart-banksia woodlands and limestone heaths support a number of habitats for wildlife, including hundreds of species of insects. Together, fungi, insects and plants provide the basis of a complex food chain involving all the amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals in the bushland. Over 1,000 native and non-native species of flora, fauna and fungi have been identified in Bold Park.

Bold Park provides important linkages to other bushland areas in Perth, including the coast and remnant vegetation within Commonwealth land (Campbell Barracks) to the south-west; Perry Lakes, Wembley Golf Course and Herdsman Lake to the north; Shenton Park Bushland and Kings Park to the east; and Cottesloe Golf Course and Lake Claremont to the south. These linkages provide corridors for fauna to move between these areas, particularly when seeking refuge from disturbance events.

Bold Park bushland provides a rare opportunity to experience relative 'wildnerness' in Perth's urban area. The network of walking trails provide excellent opportunities for bushwalks, nature study and exercise.

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Limited access to Naturescape creek

A section of Paperbark Creek in Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park is currently closed until Tuesday 20 November. This is a precautionary measure following regular water quality test results.

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Snapshot of our busy year

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.

Students thank Fugro!

More than 1,000 primary school students, teachers and parent helpers converged on the WA Botanic Garden earlier this month for Kings Park Education’s annual Djilba Festival.

Flowers in Focus winners

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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