Bold Park history walk

28 April 2024

Join the Friends of Bold Park Bushland volunteer guides to learn about the history of Bold Park and the surrounding suburbs.

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Bold Park is now an important patch of remnant urban bushland, but the park and the surrounding garden suburbs have an industrial past in the early days of the Swan River Colony.

Limestone blocks and mortar quarried from Reabold Hill were used in the construction of many of Perth’s early buildings while farms and a slaughterhouse were established in the surrounding area. Camel Lake was used as a watering and quarantine facility for camels and during the goldrush.

Fortunately, the value of the uncleared bushland was recognised and it was reserved as a public park. Since then the Friends of Bold Park Bushland continue to work to protect the bushland from development proposals, rehabilitate the bushland, and share the natural values of Bold Park with the local community.

Prepare for your walk:

  • Approximately 1.5 hours duration.
  • Walking grade is moderate with some steeper sections; not suitable for wheelchairs and prams.
  • Wear sturdy, closed-in shoes and come dressed for the weather with a hat and drinking water.
  • There are no toilets in Bold Park. The nearest toilet facilities are at Perry Lakes Reserve.
  • All guided walks are free and bookings are generally not required for individuals.

Please contact the Friends of Bold Park Bushland if you have a group greater than ten people who wish to attend.

Our events go ahead in rain or shine, however walks may be cancelled in extreme weather conditions. Refer to the notices section for current closures and service interruptions.

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