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!

Concert traffic interruptions

Road and carpark closures will occur in Kings Park and Botanic Garden on Saturday 25 March 2023 due to a concert event.

School Ball parking

Temporary parking on Fraser Avenue will not be provided for buses, limos and cars, and fines will apply.

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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City of Perth E-Scooter Trial Expands through Kings Park

Visitors will be able to hire and ride e-scooters within Kings Park as part of City of Perth’s E-scooter Share Scheme from Saturday 25 March 2023.

Support for Noongar Boodja continues

Fugro has generously renewed their partnership with the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority (BGPA) to bring another three years of the very popular ‘Noongar Boodja’ education program to Kings Park.

Rare plants stolen from Kings Park

We're devastated to announce up to 900 of WA’s rarest orchids have been stolen from the Conservation Garden in Kings Park.

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