There is plenty to do at Saw Avenue Picnic Area and Variety Place. It is the perfect location for picnic and play with family and friends. We encourage you to take the time to organise your visit.

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Discover everything this parkland has to offer including Variety Place, the Saw Avenue Amphitheatre and Variety Pavilion.

Enjoy a picnic with family and friends. Enjoy a picnic

With free electric barbecues, Saw Avenue Picnic Area is the perfect place to enjoy a weekend picnic with family and friends.

After lunch, enjoy a game of soccer, play hide and seek or simply relax on the soft grass under a shady tree.

Variety Pavilion, Amphitheatre and several grassed areas are available for hire.Hold a community event

The Variety Pavilion, an amphitheatre and several grassed areas are available for hire at Saw Avenue Picnic Area. This location is well suited to community events, family occasions and corporate groups.

If you require shelter for your event, Variety Pavilion which has room for up to 50 people. Variety Pavilion is easy to access and has access to power and ample parking nearby.

For more information about hiring Variety Pavilion or any other venues at Saw Avenue Picnic Area, contact the Bookings Officer.

Variety Place is a lovely venue for all children to enjoy.Play at Variety Place

With towers to climb, tunnels to hide in and logs to cross, Variety Place is a highlight of the Saw Avenue Picnic Area and is a wonderful nature play area.

Check out what Variety Place has to offer for children of all abilities.

Saw Avenue AmphitheatherEnjoy a children’s theatre show

During the January school holidays, enjoy a children’s theatre show in the lush surrounds of the Saw Avenue Amphitheatre.

A new show is performed each year and often includes audience participation.

Visit Prompt Corner webiste for more information and to book.

A couple exercising on a lawn. Photo: J. Thomas.Get fit or relax outdoors

Saw Avenue Precinct is an approved location for organised fitness groups, as well as a wonderful spot to enjoy a walk, run or yoga session in your leisure time.

Several paths and bushland trails are easy to access from the Saw Avenue Picnic Area.

Zamia Cafe in May Drive Parkland is only a short walk away and a quick coffee is the perfect way to reward yourself after you've ticked off your exercise for the day.

Tobruk memorialVisit the memorials

Saw Avenue Precinct is home to several memorials honouring those lost in war.

Tobruk memorial, first dedicated in 1966, honours the 'Rats of Tobruk' who defended Tobruk during the siege by German and Italian armies in 1941. It is similar in design to the Australian memorial which once stood at the Tobruk War Cemetry in Libya.

The 2/28 Battalion and 24th Anti-tank Company memorial (Flame memorial) commemorates the men from these units who gave their lives in World War II.

Access and parking

Saw Avenue Picnic Area is located on the Subiaco side of Kings Park and Botanic Garden and accessible via Saw Avenue or May Drive.

The area is accessible 9.00 am - 6.00 pm daily.

There is ample free parking at Saw Avenue Picnic Area on road verges on May Drive or Saw Avenue and in marked car bays in Kulbardi Carpark.

ACROD bays are provided in Kulbardi Carpark. For further information, please refer to the Kings Park parking map and guide.


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 next to Kulbardi Toilet block.

Toilet facilities are available adjacent to Kulbardi Carpark including a Changing Place facility accessible for eligible users and their carers who possess an MLAK key. If you’re visiting Kings Park with a disability, you might like to view our Visiting with disability section to help plan your visit.

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.

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