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, Lotterywest 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 Hale Oval, next to the Lotterywest Family Area.

Family ball games including cricket and soccer are best enjoyed at Hale Oval at the Lotterywest 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.

COVID-19

The wellbeing of our visitors, volunteers and staff is our number one priority during the current COVID-19 situation. We are closely monitoring and responding to Government health advice and putting extra measures in place to protect our staff, volunteers and visitors.

Bold Park disruption

Banksia Carpark in Bold Park is currently closed to the public due to stormwater damage.

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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Poolgarla Family Area launched

The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority (BGPA) is proud to announce the launch of Poolgarla Family Area, formerly known as Lotterywest Family Area.

'For People & Plants' Special Issue

Stories of ecosystem restoration success are showcased in the latest Special Issue of the Friends of Kings Park magazine 'For People & Plants'.

Kings Park Festival 2021

The countdown is on to the biggest celebration of wildflowers in WA - Kings Park Festival! Running throughout September, the Festival will celebrate the amazing flora of Western Australia blossoming across the State and the thousands of wildflowers in full bloom in Kings Park and Bold Park.

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