Bold Park is one of the largest remaining bushland reserves in the metropolitan area. From woodlands to coastal dunes, the park is a sanctuary for people, plants and wildlife. It offers a unique setting to enjoy the bush and get away from the hustle and bustle of city life, in the heart of the Western suburbs. With 15 kilometres of walking trails, there are plenty opportunities for bushwalking and enjoying nature.

In order to get the most out of your visit to Bold Park, please refer to the Visitor Checklist below.

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  1. Dogs are permitted provided they are restrained on a leash no longer than two metres. Dog owners must clean up after their animal and dispose of the waste in a bin.

  2. Portable barbecues are not permitted for safety reasons. There are no barbecue areas in Bold Park, however facilities are available across Perry Lakes Drive at the Perry Lakes Picnic Area.

  3. For everyone's enjoyment and fire safety reasons the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority promotes a smoke-free environment in Bold Park.

  4. Cycling is limited to Scenic Walk and Scenic Drive. Please observe a (40 km/h speed limit) on Scenic Drive. Scenic Walk is a designated shared use pedestrian/cycle path (15 km/h speed limit; uphill only for cyclists) so please keep left and give way to pedestrians.

  5. The use of drones or UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) is not permitted in Bold Park.

  6. Keep updated on notices that will affect your visit to Bold Park. This is particularly important for weekend visitors and function guests.

  7. For visitors with limited mobility, parking for the disabled (ACROD permit holders only) is available at Reabold Hill and Western Australian Ecology Centre. Refer to the Bold Park visitor map for carpark locations.

  8. Parking is limited and reserved for park visitors only. Parking your vehicle in Bold Park and then leaving the park is not permitted. Please adhere to parking signs and do not park on lawns, over kerbs or on footpaths. Ensure your valuables are kept with you at all times.

  9. Bold Park actively supports TravelSmart methods of travelling. Consider using public transport on your next visit.

  10. Sunshelters and marquees are not permitted regardless of weather conditions. Exemptions for booked events require written permission.

  11. Decorations, banners, balloons and other similar items are not to be attached to trees, shelters and other fixed structures.

  12. Rubbish bins are limited. To preserve the high standards of the park, you are encouraged to take your rubbish with you and recycle.

  13. Toilet facilities, drinking fountains and other amenities are not provided in Bold Park. Refer to Venues and Facilities for further information.

  14. It is advisable to carry a torch if you are visiting Bold Park after dark.

  15. Have a question? Please contact us with any feedback you may have on your visit.

Australia Day 2022

Road closures and service interruptions will occur in Kings Park and Bold Park on Wednesday 26 January 2022.

Naturescape closed February

Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park will be closed from Tuesday, 1 February 2022 until Tuesday, 1 March 2022.

COVID-19

The Premier of Western Australia has announced mask-wearing in public indoor venues and on public transport will be mandatory in Perth and Peel from 6.00pm Sunday 16 January.

As the COVID-19 situation in WA evolves, the BGPA will continue to provide updates and make operational changes as needed.

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New look board to help guide the future of Kings Park

Respected public sector leader Gail McGowan has been appointed Chairperson of the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority, which oversees the operation of Kings Park and Bold Park.

Recognising our volunteers

The support of hundreds of dedicated volunteers was celebrated this week at a Volunteer Appreciation Function at Zamia Café.

Welcome to new Kings Park Science Summer Scholars

Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority is pleased to welcome the 2021-22 Kings Park Science Summer Scholars. 

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