Kids playing and learning at Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park. Photo: D. Blumer.

Are you interested in creating a space like this in your community?

We receive many enquiries from schools, local government and community groups who are inspired to build something similar to Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park in their own settings.

We have created some fact sheets to provide practical advice and ideas on developing a nature space for children.

Twelve step design

Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park is a big project that required years of planning and significant funding to deliver. However, the same principles can be applied to creating a nature space for children of any scale. The fact sheet outlines the steps we took to create Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park.

pdfFactsheet: Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park in Twelve Steps1.25 MB
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Secrets to nature space

So, you want to create an outdoor space for children which is exciting, educational, long-lasting and beautiful to look at? The factsheet reveals our secrets on how to create a high quality space to connect children with nature.

pdfFactsheet: Secrets to an Amazing Nature Space for Children884.88 KB
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Plant a story

Western Australian plants are our greatest love in Kings Park. We refer to our plants as ‘living collections’: carefully selected and protected for their cultural and botanical significance. A good living collection will tell a story and create a sense of place. The plants in Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park have been chosen to reflect the unique Western Australian bush landscape – a harsh yet fragile environment, worthy of conservation. What story can you tell with plants to reflect your special place? We give our advice in this factsheet.

pdfFactsheet: How to Plant a Story755.45 KB
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Further information

We also encourage you to get in touch with Nature Play WA and Kidsafe WA, who can provide expert advice in this area.

School Ball parking

Temporary parking on Fraser Avenue will not be provided for buses, limos and cars, and fines will apply.

Rotary Wishing Well works

Works will be taking place at the Rotary Wishing Well near Fraser Circle from 17 January 2023 until further notice.

Blue Boat House works

The City of Perth will be replacing the timber stairs at the blue boat house from Monday 30 January until Tuesday 28 February 2023.

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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.

Dr Scalzo awarded Medal of the Order of Australia

Congratulations to Kings Park's Dr Tony Scalzo on receiving the award of a Medal of the Order of Australia (General Division).

Life after fire: a seed's 70 year journey

Bushfires are devastating for the communities they rip through. In the Quairading fires in February this year, farmer Murray Williams lost everything on his farm apart from his home.

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