The Western Australian Ecology Centre is located on Perry Lakes Drive, City Beach. Bold Park visitor information is displayed at the building entry.

WA Ecology Centre artwork

Officially opened in August 2004, the Western Australian Ecology Centre was initiated as a key strategy in the inaugural Bold Park Environmental Management Plan 2000-2005 to provide a venue to assist community groups, environmental practitioners and educators to undertake their activities, and to provide office space for staff involved in Bold Park's ongoing management.

The Centre is open by appointment only. Please contact the Customer Service Officer for an appointment.

The Centre aims to promote awareness and appreciation of biodiversity conservation in Bold Park and throughout Western Australia.

Design Features

The Centre was designed to harmonise with the surrounding natural landscape and to minimise its environmental and visual impact on the site.

The building features numerous environmental design principals including solar orientation, a flood of natural light, passive ventilation and thermal mass. It also used environmentally sustainable materials for construction such as plantation timber products and raw unfinished cream concrete wall panels to reflect the local limestone that is prevalent in Bold Park.

Artwork

Inspired by scientific research being undertaken in Bold Park, artist Pamela Gaunt created a striking feature on an external wall at the front entry of the Ecology Centre as an interpretation of the important role of the tree canopy in conserving Bold Park's biodiversity.

The artwork represents the patterns formed by an aerial view of the tree canopy as it appeared in the year 2000, floating above a map of Bold Park. The names of 15 native plant species considered to be the most vulnerable in Bold Park are engraved into the 'canopy' pieces, providing a subtle conservation message.

Contact details

Please contact Bold Park Administration for more information.

COVID-19

The Premier of Western Australia has announced that some transitional restrictions will apply until 12.01 am on Saturday 8 May 2021. As the situation evolves, the BGPA will continue to provide updates and make operational changes as needed.

Bold Park access disruption

A section of the Bridle Trail in Bold Park will be closed from the 12 May to 17 May 2021 due to maintenance works.

Lotterywest Family Area visitor disruption

Ivey Watson Playground will be closed from early June to late July 2021 to facilitate the Stickybeaks Cafe and Ivey Watson Playground upgrade works.

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Stickybeaks Cafe upgrade and Ivey Watson Playground refurbishment

Stickybeaks Cafe will soon feature a revamped exterior to offer Kings Park visitors an improved al fresco dining experience.

New pavilion for Kings Park

Construction of a new pavilion and small stage at Kings Park and Botanic Garden’s Exhibition Lawn will begin next month.

Controlled fire planned for Kings Park

As part of a long-term research project, a controlled fire is planned to take place in Kings Park on one day between late April and mid May 2021.

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