The Authority welcomes those wishing to participate in healthy activities and has a number of ovals and grassed areas suitable for fitness groups within Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

ExercisingFees and charges apply to all fitness trainers operating a business, and organised fitness groups wishing to use Kings Park. Written permission from the Authority and compliance with the Terms and Conditions and Botanic Gardens and Parks Regulations 1999 is required. Failure to comply may result in a penalty of up $1500 and / or the fitness trainer being prohibited from operating in Kings Park and Botanic Garden. These conditions are in place to mitigate the impact of Fitness Training on other park visitors, nearby residents and the general conservation of Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

In line with all other bookings that are required by groups using Kings Park, standard booking fees for fitness groups apply. No booking is required for individuals to participate in recreational activities such as jogging, walking or cycling.

Specific conditions

  • Fees and charges apply to all fitness trainers operating a business, and organised fitness groups wishing to use Kings Park. Bookings are essential and groups should not exceed 25 participants. Organisers must provide valid proof of public liability insurance.
  • Fitness training is not permitted in the Western Australian Botanic Garden, State War Memorial Precinct or off bushland tracks.
  • Fitness training is limited to approved areas, including the Fraser Avenue Lawn North (available October - April), Exhibition Ground (available weekdays after 3.00 pm), Broadwalk Vista, Hale Oval, Kings Park Road Precinct and Saw Avenue Lawn East. Refer to the Fitness Training Map for venue locations and/or the Hire Venues section for further details on each venue, including detailed descriptions, images and availability calendars.
  • Parking in Kings Park is freely provided for the exclusive use of park visitors. Jacob's Ladder is not within Kings Park - it is owned and managed by the Perth City Council. Penalties apply for parking in Kings Park and leaving to use Jacob's Ladder.
  • The use of memorials, trees and other park infrastructure such as park benches for fitness training is inappropriate and prohibited.
  • The use of fitness equipment is subject to written approval by the Authority. Gym apparatus such as bench presses, rowing machines, ropes, steppers or weight bars are not permitted. Dragging of equipment over turf is prohibited. Nothing, including fitness equipment, is to be hung or otherwise attached to any structures, signs or trees, or staked into the ground.
  • All fitness groups must be mindful of nearby residents and other park visitors. Whistles, amplified music, shouting and other loud behaviour is prohibited.

Booking application and fees

Groups or individuals wishing to run activities, or hold functions or events in Kings Park are required to go through our Bookings Office to make a booking for the area they wish to use.

Fees and charges are detailed in the Fitness Training application form, available to download below or from Kings Park Administration in printed form. Please complete the application form and refer to Make a Booking to proceed with your venue booking.

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Organisers wishing to book fitness training should review the information on this website and then contact the Bookings Officer for assistance.

Further information

You may also be interested in Sporting Events and the use of games and activities in Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

Please contact the Bookings Officer for further information.

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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