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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.

may drive parkland aerial view sept 2018 d blumerStromatolite Boardwalk

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.

Lycopod islandLycopod 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?

windy walk j thomasWindy Walk

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.

Meteor craterMeteor Crater 

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!

mega fauna j thomasMega fauna

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 Bullockornis which resemble geese, Diprotodon 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?

Naturescape summer opening hours

In response to warming Perth summers and an increased frequency of very high fire danger days, BGPA has considered optimum visitor comfort and safety by implementing a change in summer opening hours in Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park from 29 December – 30 January 2022.

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.

Concert traffic interruptions

Road and carpark closures will occur in Kings Park and Botanic Garden on 11 December 2021 due to a concert event.

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Summer events in the park!

With endless sunshine, fresh sea breezes and balmy evenings, summer is a sublime time of year to explore and relax in Kings Park.

Expanded Ruby Tram a boon for Kings Park visitors

Grabbing a coffee and something to eat before (or after) taking the kids to Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park has become even easier with an expansion of the free ‘hop-on, hop-off’ Ruby Subiaco Tram service in Kings Park.

Bold Park Draft Management Plan consultation

The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority is seeking community feedback on the Draft Bold Park Management Plan 2022 - 2027 that will guide park management over the next five years. 

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