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.

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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