Please do not enter playgrounds if you are unwell and remember to practice good social distancing (refer to our pdfBe Covid Safe guide).

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.  

Hale Oval 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!


The wellbeing of our visitors, volunteers and staff is our number one priority during the current COVID-19 situation. We are closely monitoring and responding to Government health advice and putting extra measures in place to protect our staff, volunteers and visitors.

Bold Park disruption

Banksia Carpark in Bold Park is currently closed to the public due to stormwater damage.

Works at Mount Eliza Reservoir

The Water Corporation will be conducting upgrade works to the Mount Eliza Reservoir inlet in Kings Park from mid-June.

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Summer science scholarships

Attention science students! Applications are now open for the 2021/2022 Kings Park summer science scholarships for tertiary students.

Volunteer Master Gardeners wind-up

The end of an era – and the beginning of an exciting new chapter.

'For People & Plants' Special Issue

Stories of ecosystem restoration success are showcased in the latest Special Issue of the Friends of Kings Park magazine 'For People & Plants'.

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