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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?

Lotterywest Walkway closure

The Lotterywest Federation Walkway in Kings Park and Botanic Garden will be closed between Monday, 15 March and Friday, 19 March 2021 due to maintenance.

Kings Park access disruption

Part of the Western Path between Monash Avenue and Aberdare Road will be closed from Monday, 8 February 2021 due to construction works on The Kids’ Bridge, pedestrian detours will be in place.

DNA Tower closure

The DNA Tower in Kings Park will be closed from Monday, 8 February 2021 until mid-April 2021 due to maintenance.

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Farewell and thank you Grady and Lesley

The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority (BGPA) would like to extend a sincere thank you and farewell to two of our longest serving staff members, Lesley Hammersley and Grady Brand who will retire from the Authority in December 2020.

Noongar Boodja Six Seasons is back!

Kings Park Education is excited to open bookings for our 2021 program of Noongar Boodja Six Seasons festivals, a celebration of Aboriginal culture, proudly presented by Fugro.

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