May Drive Parkland is one of the most popular precincts in Kings Park and Botanic Garden. With rolling lawns, great play areas, free barbecues, a café and beautiful gardens, it is perfect for gatherings of families and friends.

Top things to do

Discover everything this parkland has to offer including Lycopod Island and Zamia Cafe.

Enjoy a picnic with family and friendsEnjoy a picnic

With several free electric barbecues, May Drive Parkland is the perfect place to enjoy a weekend picnic with family and friends.

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

 

Catch a movie on the big screen at Moonlight CinemaCatch a movie on the big screen

Movie buffs can enjoy a flick under the stars between December and March every summer. With new release, classics and kids’ movies, there is something for everyone at Moonlight Cinema.

Visit the Moonlight Cinema website for ticketing and schedule information.

Zamia CafeZamia Cafe

Open seven days a week, Zamia Cafe is the perfect spot to enjoy breakfast or lunch; or grab a takeaway coffee and enjoy a walk around the parkland.

Surrounded by the beautiful Backyard Botanicals Garden and overlooking the ornamental lake, Zamia Cafe is a local favourite.

Bovell Kiosk, opposite Zamia Cafe is open on some weekends and during busy school holiday periods.

Lycopod islandCheck out the play facilities

Particularly suitable for children seven years and older, there's so much fun to be had at May Drive Parkland.

With walkways to cross, an island fort to conquer and the mega fauna to admire, the facilities at May Drive Parkland play on an 'Evolution Through Time'.

Check out all the activities available for the kids at May Drive Parkland.

Visitors enjoying a walk in Kings Park. Photo: J. Thomas.Get fit or relax outdoors

May Drive Parkland and the nearby Broadwalk Vista are excellent spots to enjoy a walk, run or relaxation in your leisure time. The Broadwalk Vista located adjacent to May Drive Parkland is an approved location for organised fitness groups.

Several paths and bushland trails are easy to access from May Drive Parkland. The DNA Tower is also a short walk away.

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

Vietnam PavilionHold an event

With a pavilion and several well-maintained grassed areas, May Drive Parkland is a great place to celebrate a special event, especially if you have a large group.

If you require a shelter for your event, consider Vietnam Pavilion which has room for up to 150 people. Vietnam Pavilion is well located with access to power and ample parking nearby.

For more information about hiring Vietnam Pavilion or any other venues at May Drive Parkland, contact the Bookings Officer.

Access and parking

There is ample free parking available at May Drive Parkland with verge parking permitted along May Drive and Lovekin Drive and marked car bays available in Zamia Carpark.

There are several ACROD bays in close proximity to Zamia Cafe in Zamia Carpark.

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

Facilities

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 Bovell Kiosk.

Toilet facilities are available in 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.

Administration car park closure

There will be limited access to the BGPA Administration building and the Kings Park Education and Learning building from Wednesday 15 June 2022 for approximately 8 weeks, due to ongoing Water Corporation works.

Water Corporation works

The Water Corporation is replacing approximately 700 metres of ageing water pipes between Mount Eliza Reservoir and Bellevue Terrace in Kings Park.

Bold Park disruption

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

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Fire Ecology Burn

Researchers and bushland staff at Kings Park successfully carried out a scientific research burn in a section of Kings Park bushland earlier this month. 

New innovative AR experience launched at Kings Park

A new locally developed augmented reality experience has been launched at Kings Park in time for families to enjoy during these school holidays.

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