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.

Christmas and New Year services

Visitors are advised that a number of services within Kings Park and Botanic Garden will be unavailable over the Christmas and New Year period.

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.

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Welcome to new Kings Park Science Summer Scholars

Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority is pleased to welcome the 2021-22 Kings Park Science Summer Scholars. 

Art, science and culture connect in seagrass-inspired exhibit

Art, science and culture are all coming together in a beautiful series of seagrass-inspired artworks, on display from 3 - 9 December at Aspects Gallery Shop in Kings Park.

Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park 10th Anniversary

A decade of difference to celebrate! Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park has marked ten years of connecting kids to nature. 

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