There is so much to see and do at Poolgarla Family Area. Best suited for children under five, Ivey Watson Playground is wonderful for imaginative play, with children able to captain a pirate ship, be crowned a fairy princess and make buddies with the friendly critters.  

Poolgarla Parkland provides the perfect spot for older siblings to hang out at the space net play ball sports and use the 'learn to ride' cycle path.  

Pobblebonk, Jelly Belly, Bounce, Mother Wood Duck and Tickles. Photo: J. Thomas.Make some new friends

Have you met Pobblebonk, Jelly Belly, Bounce, Mother Wood Duck and Tickles the friendly critters that live at Poolgarla Family Area?

Don’t be afraid climb up and grab a ride, they don’t mind!

Can you guess from their name and shape what animal they are? 

Little girl on a playground pirate shipCaptain a ship

All aboard! Are you a pirate captain, an explorer of the high seas, or a navy general?

Steer the boat using the ship’s wheel, drop the anchor or look through the periscope. Just don’t fall overboard! 

Little girl running in the mazeExplore the maze 

Twist and turn, duck and dive, clamber and climb to make you way through this squiggly wiggly maze! 

LFA obstacle courseConquer the obstacle course 

Climb, crawl, slide and swing your way around the obstacle course!

See how many ways there are to get around, through, over and under!

Little girl with a big bookRead a big book 

Catch your breath and read about the exciting adventures of the animals that call Kings Park home including ‘Singing in the Rain’ and ‘Tummy Troubles’.

You can also buy smaller versions of these books to take home from Aspects of Kings Park Gallery Shop.

Family in a toy fire truckDrive a fire truck

Quick, everybody in!

See how many of you can fit into the fire engine before you set off to rescue the cat in the tree!

Kids in a playground castleBe king or queen of the castle

Cross the draw bridge over the sandy moat into your very own castle!

Sit on your throne or climb the turrets and look out across your fairy kingdom.  

Toddler in a cubby housePlay in a cubbyhouse

Not into castles? How about some fun pretend play in a cubby house then?

This area is best suited for our littlest visitors.

Kid with the music pipesMake some music 

Ring the bell, bang the gong and bash the pipes.

How much noise you can make?

Girl in the space netClimb like a spider in the space net 

Climb like you’ve got eight legs! Grab a friend and race to the top.

What can you see from up there?

Kid learning to scootLearn to ride, scoot or skate 

Grab your bike, scooter or skateboard and learn to ride using the looping path around the parkland.

You’ll get the hang of it in no time!


Kids running on a footpathPlay ball or run around! 

Grab your family and friends and enjoy a game of cricket, soccer, football, rugby or even frisbee or bocce. The choice is yours!

Event disruptions

Poolgarla Parkland will be fenced off and there will be additional foot traffic and noise around Poolgarla Family Area from Monday 28 November to Friday 2 December 2022 due to the Danjoo Koorliny event.

Naturescape summer opening hours

Summer opening hours for Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park will be taking effect from 5 November 2022.

Polyphagous Shot-Hole Borer

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) is responding to the confirmed detection of an exotic beetle, the Polyphagous Shot-Hole Borer (PSHB) in the Perth metropolitan area.

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Dreaming of a Blue Christmas

The Festive Floral Spectacle celebrating our blue kangaroo paw has launched in the State Buildings!

Flowers in Focus 2022 winners

Thank you to everyone who entered our Flowers in Focus photography competition this year.

New Bold Park Management Plan

The Bold Park Management Plan 2022 - 2027 has been published by BGPA after a period of extensive public consultation

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