Kings Park and Botanic Garden is a beautiful setting for a family picnic and barbecue, with many ideal locations found throughout the parklands.

Family picnicsAll visitors are welcome to use the free, electric barbecues maintained by the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority. Locations include:

  • Fraser Avenue's Pines Picnic Area (three hot plates)
  • May Drive Parkland (ten hot plates)
  • Lotterywest Family Area (eight hot plates)
  • Saw Avenue Picnic Area (eight hot plates).

On very busy days, these facilities are often in high demand and queuing may be required. Barbecues cannot be reserved for exclusive use, and are available on a first come, first served basis. When a specific area or venue is booked for a group function, this does not include exclusive use of the barbecues. Portable barbecues are not permitted and penalties apply.

For further information on recommended picnic and barbecue locations in Kings Park, access the Picnic and BBQ Areas map

To preserve the high standard of the parkland areas, it is encouraged that you take your rubbish with you after each visit. Rubbish bins are located in all barbecue areas, nearby food outlets and in the main visitor precinct near Aspects of Kings Park.

Visitor reminder

All cyclists and motorists are required to abide by the Road Traffic Code 2000 and must adhere to signage and directions by the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority.

Naturescape closed 2017

Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park will be closed from Wednesday 1 February for the Stage 2 development during 2017.

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Congratulations Batonbearers!

We are delighted to share the news that Dr Tony Scalzo, a dedicated Kings Park volunteer, has been announced as a Batonbearer for the Kings Park section of the upcoming Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) during the 100 day countdown to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018).

Master Gardeners turn 20!

Kings Park and Botanic Garden warmly congratulate and thank the Kings Park Volunteer Master Gardeners as they celebrate their 20th anniversary in October 2017.

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