Old Perry HouseBold Park has an interesting documented cultural history, dating back to the early 1800's. There are a number of sites in the Park that are considered historically significant to Western Australians.

Camel Lake owes its name to the fact that camels were quarantined at this site during the years of the gold-rush when they were imported for use on the goldfields. Distinct circular marks of tethering are evident on some of the trees. Ernest Giles rested and watered his camels here after his epic journey from Port Augusta to Perth in May 1875.

As Perth developed, Aboriginal people who inhabited the area were forced to find new campsites, one of which was at the south-east corner of Bold Park. A fig tree planted here remains as a symbol of those times.

In 1919, Perry House was built for the caretaker of the Endowment Lands, which was previously the name of a large portion of Bold Park.

In 1936, Bold Park was established as a place '...for the people of Perth' (Perth City Council, 1936). It was named after William E. Bold, the Town Clerk of the City of Perth from 1900 to 1944 (the longest serving Town Clerk for the City of Perth).

Highlights are provided in the Historical timeline.

Concert traffic interruptions

Road and carpark closures will occur in Kings Park and Botanic Garden from February to April 2018 due to concert events.

Australia Day 2018

Road closures and service interruptions will occur in Kings Park and Bold Park from Friday 26 January to Saturday 27 January, 2018.

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Segway Tours in Kings Park

The Hon Stephen Dawson, Minister for Environment together with the Hon Paul Papalia, Minister for Tourism, have announced that Segway Tours WA will commence in Kings Park and Botanic Garden in early 2018.

2017 Top Ten Hits

More visitors than ever flocked to Kings Park and Bold Park this year – visiting for all kinds of reasons - from a concert, a memorial service or a community event to a bushwalk, a jog or a stroll through the Western Australian Botanic Garden. Here are our top ten hits of 2017.

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