Kings Park and Botanic Garden provides a wonderful setting to improve physical and mental fitness. Whether practising yoga, tai chi or enjoying a casual run, the park offers a variety of areas suitable for your sporting interest.

Children playing with giant gamesWalking and jogging are popular activities, with many great walks available in the park. Please keep to designated pathways at all times to protect the bushland and respect our memorial areas.

Dogs are welcome in most areas of Kings Park provided they are on a leash no longer than two metres. Dogs are not permitted within 10 metres of any children's play area, on the elevated section of the Lotterywest Federation Walkway or inside Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park, or at the Kings Park Festival, Australia Day, ANZAC Day or summer events. Guide dogs are excepted. Please clean up after your animal and carry deposit bags as they are not provided in the park. 

Organised and commercial fitness groups and sporting event organisers are to contact the Bookings Officer before organising activities in Kings Park. Please note that Jacob's Ladder is not within Kings Park boundaries - it is owned and managed by the Perth City Council. Parking fines will apply should you leave your vehicle in Kings Park to visit this area.

Kings Park's play areas are ideal for children's activities including May Drive Parkland, Poolgarla Family Area and Saw Avenue Picnic Area and Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park. A beginner's cycle track suitable for six to ten years is located at Poolgarla Parkland, next to the Poolgarla Family Area.

Family ball games including cricket and soccer are best enjoyed at Poolgarla Parkland at the Poolgarla Family Area and Lakeview Lawn in May Drive Parkland where there is plenty of spacious lawn. Please do not hold these activities in high traffic areas where they may impact other visitors, or within the State War Memorial precinct.

Giant games, ball games, laser games and other sporting activities including orienteering require prior approval. Please contact the Bookings Officer for more information. Bouncy castles, bucking bulls, animal farms, trackless trains and bubble machines are not permitted.

Musical instruments, battery powered amplifiers, digital music players may be used for your enjoyment providing they do not impact other visitors. Please be courteous and keep noise at a respectable level for all to enjoy.

Cycling is a great way to see Perth, with obvious health, environmental and economical benefits. Please respect road regulations and use hard surface shared paths while within the park. Bike racks are located within busy tourist areas for your convenience.

For more targeted fitness, Next Generation Kings Park offers high quality facilities, located at the historic Royal Kings Park Tennis Club.

Special events and seasonal recreational activities are often held in Kings Park. These can include the annual City to Surf and themed guided walks throughout the Kings Park Festival. Refer to our events calendar for more information.

Biara Cafe temporary closure

Biara Cafe will be closing temporarily from 2 August - 19 September for refurbishment works.

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.

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New Bold Park Management Plan

The Bold Park Management Plan 2022 - 2027 has been published by BGPA after a period of extensive public consultation

Hort Couture - Community Art Project

Crochet and knitting enthusiasts - we want you!

It's that time of year again, when the wildflowers start to bloom and our thoughts turn to all things spring. In celebration of our gorgeous selection of WA wildflowers, we are running another of our famous community crocheting projects.

Ready, aim, restore! A new approach to define and achieve restoration targets

A team of researchers from Kings Park Science in Biodiversity and Conservation Science, the University of Western Australia (UWA) and Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain, have led the development of an approach for ecosystem restoration which connects scientific research, restoration policy, and on-the-ground action.

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