There is so much to see and do at Poolgarla Family Area. It is a great location for friends and family to meet for a picnic or play; enjoy exercising outdoors or visiting Koorak Cafe for a snack.

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Discover everything this area has to offer including Ivey Watson Playground and Koorak Cafe.

Sculptues at Lotterywest Family areaEnjoy a picnic

The Poolgarla Family Area is the perfect place to gather for a picnic with family, friends or even your parents’ group.

With free electric barbecues plenty of tables, undercover areas and grassy spots in either sun or shade, it’s the perfect space to relax and chat while the kids run and play.  

Please remember that portable barbecues are not permitted in Kings Park.  

Koorak Cafe (formerly Biara and Stickybeaks Cafe)Koorak Cafe

Open seven days a week, Koorak Cafe is the ideal place for young families to enjoy a breakfast, lunch or a snack to refuel before hitting the playground.

Opening onto Ivey Watson Playground, Koorak Cafe also provides many takeaway options to enjoy an impromptu picnic or quick coffee pick-me-up.

Little girl on a fairy castle bridgeCheck out the play facilities 

Particularly suited to children six years and younger, Poolgarla Family Area is the choice playground for little kids in Perth.  

With forts to climb, a space net to conquer and mazes to explore, the facilities at Poolgarla Family Area will entertain the kids for hours.  

Check out all the activities available for the kids at Poolgarla Family Area. 

Little girl riding a scooterGet fit outdoors

The Poolgarla Family Area is perfect for those wanting to get fit or simply enjoy the great outdoors.  

The precinct features plenty of grassed areas for exercise and stretching plus several tracks and paths nearby leading into the Kings Park Bushland, perfect for running or walking.   

Poolgarla Parkland has been used as sporting ground for more than 120 years and is still a great spot for a friendly game of cricket, football or soccer.

Poolgarla Family Area is an approved location for organised outdoor fitness groups. Contact our Bookings Officer for more details.

Please remember to keep your dog on a lead at all times in Kings Park and stick to designated tracks and pathways only.

Next Generation Kings ParkGet fit indoors

Founded in 1899, the Royal Kings Park Tennis Club, is one of the oldest clubs in the southern hemisphere. With structures dating back to 1926, including a historically significant spectator stand in the Cape Dutch style.  

Enquire with the Royal Kings Park Tennis Club about becoming a member.  

Adjacent to Poolgarla Family Area is Next Generation Kings Park offering an extensive gymnasium, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, spas, saunas and steam rooms, tennis and squash courts, creche, café and even a bar and lounge area.  

Wilong Pavilion. Photo: D. Blumer.Hold an event

With several small gazebos, a pavilion, a community shelter (Mangatj Pavilion) and expansive outdoor areas available for hire the Poolgarla Family Area is a great place to hold a family or social gathering or a sporting or community event.

If you require shelter for your event the Willong Pavilion has room for up to 50 people, has access to power and barbecue facilities, drinking fountains and toilets. There is ample parking adjacent.

For more information about hiring Willong Pavilion or any other venues at Poolgarla Family Area, contact the Bookings Officer.

Marri Walk Honour Avenue. Photo: BGPA.Take a moment to reflect 

Poolgarla Family Area is home to several memorials honouring those lost in war.  

Memorials include the 460 Squadron RAAF memorial and grove, the Sandakan Memorial and the Marri Walk Honour Avenue, with plaques dedicated to service men and women sitting poignantly against a backdrop of eucalyptus trees.

Access and parking

There is ample free parking available in the Poolgarla Family Area Carpark and along Kulunga Grove.  

There are several ACROD bays in close proximity to Koorak Cafe in Poolgarla Family Area Carpark.  

For further information, please refer to the Kings Park parking map and guide.


Picnic tables and free electric barbecues are available. Please note that barbecues are available to all park users and cannot be reserved. Portable barbecues are not permitted and penalties apply. A rubbish / recycling bin compound is located behind Koorak Cafe.

Toilet facilities are adjacent to Koorak Cafe and include change tables and accessible facilities. Drinking fountains are located throughout the area. 

Dogs are not permitted within 10 metres of any playground area. Guide dogs are excepted.

In order to get the most out of your visit, please refer to the Visitor Checklist and Kings Park Terms and Conditions. If you cannot find what you are looking for, please use the search facility in the top right corner of our site or contact us for assistance.

Mounts Bay Road share path detours

The City of Perth will be undergoing works on the shared path along Mounts Bay Road from Thursday 23 March until Monday 8 May 2023. Detours through Kings Park will be in place.

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.

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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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