COVID-19 Update: In accordance with Australian Government directions, playgrounds and pavilions in Kings Park and Bold Park are currently closed until further notice.
There is so much for kids to see and do at May Drive Parkland. With an ‘Evolution Through Time’ theme, kids can follow the footprints of dinosaurs that roamed the Earth millions of years ago, discover the bird species that call this area of the park home and conquer the 75 metre ‘Windy Walk’, high in the treetops.
Explore the Stromatolite Boardwalk to learn about the ‘living rocks’ dotted in the ornamental lake.
On the boardwalk you can also learn about the species of birds that call Kings Park home. From ducks, to parrots, to owls; there are more than a dozen species who live here.
After you’ve zigged and zagged your way across, climb to the top of the tower on Lycopod Island.
Escape over the boardwalk in the lake to Lycopod Island.
Look up – can you see the ancient lycopod trees, replicas of the world's first trees that existed about 1,200 million years ago?
Admire the view of the parkland from the top of the fort, slide down the pole and play under the water misting forest on a warm summer’s day.
Can you see the DNA Tower from the top of the fort?
If you’re brave enough, explore the Windy Walk and trek along the bridges, ladders and boardwalks high above the ground. Can you see any birds in the trees?
Did you know that the artwork on the walk shows the evolution of birds from flightless to flying?
Once you’ve conquered the longest section, climb up the final section and see if you can work out which way points north with the replica compass.
Did you notice the explosion of rocks on the ground over near the bushland when you were exploring the Windy Walk?
More than 65 million years ago a meteor crashed into Earth. Scientists believe this collision caused the sad end for most species of dinosaurs.
Can you guess what animals still around today that are related to dinosaurs? Here’s a hint, they fly in the sky and live in the oceans……
You guessed it, birds and crocodiles!
Can you say Muttaburrasaurus? What about Phytosaur?
The giant mega fauna sculptures represent local dinosaur species that once lived in Western Australia. The species include Diprotodan which resemble geese, Bullockornis which look similar to wombats, Muttaburrasauraus which look like little dragons and the Phytosaur which looks just like a crocodile.
You can touch them, climb on them or just say ‘hi’!
Can you imagine these creatures roaming around Kings Park 65 million years ago?