Drinking fountains and refreshments

The Kings Park and Botanic Garden visitor map shows the location of free, drinking water fountains at all major visitor precincts. Refreshments are available for purchase at a number of easily accessible locations and free barbecue facilities are available at several locations. 

Toilets

Toilet facilities are available throughout Kings Park and Botanic Garden, at all major visitor precincts. The visitor map shows the location of all toilet facilities (including disabled toilets). Parenting facilities are available at most locations. Penalties apply for improper use of bushland and gardens.

Seats and shade

There is seating available throughout Kings Park and Botanic Garden. All parkland areas have park benches strategically located in busy areas, particularly along Fraser Avenue, in the WA Botanic Garden, May Drive Parkland and in the Poolgarla Family Area. Seating has also been placed along the Mt Eliza Escarpment and Law Walk to provide spectacular views of the Swan River and City of Perth. Visitors are welcome to bring their own picnic chairs and rugs for their comfort. There is plenty of shade available under the trees and sheltered pavilions. Portable sun shelters and marquees are not permitted.

Lighting

Permanent lighting exists in high profile areas of Kings Park, in particular around Fraser Avenue and the Botanic Garden entry. Limited lighting is found along sections of the Honour Avenues (May and Lovekin Drives) to preserve the bushland and protect nocturnal fauna. Additional temporary lighting is used along some memorial drives and the Broadwalk Vista during special events such as concerts. It is advisable to carry a torch with you if you are visiting after dark.

Transport and parking

Kings Park and Botanic Garden is in the heart of Perth city and easy to get to by private vehicle or public transport. Kings Park provides free parking for visitors within the park boundaries. Transport options are available to suit all visitor needs.

Venues for hire

With its views of the Swan River and Perth city, beautifully landscaped gardens and parklands, Kings Park is a favourite for weddings, family functions, community events, memorial services, corporate functions and sporting activities. 

The State War Memorial precinct is not a hire venue. Memorial services or film and photography bookings within the precinct require joint approval by the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority and the Returned and Services League (RSLWA).

Please note: a number of other venues available for use in the park are privately administered. Please contact them directly for details.

Naturescape summer opening hours

Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park will be open between 8.30 am - 12.30 pm, Tuesdays - Sundays between 29 December 2021 – 30 January 2022 in response to warming Perth summers and an increased frequency of very high fire danger days.

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.

Concert traffic interruptions

Road and carpark closures will occur in Kings Park and Botanic Garden on 11 December 2021 due to a concert event.

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'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'.

Bold Park Draft Management Plan consultation

The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority is seeking community feedback on the Draft Bold Park Management Plan 2022 - 2027 that will guide park management over the next five years. 

Bushland Ecology programs in Bold Park

Duncraig Senior High School biology students were among the first to take part in new E-STEM conservation programs at the WA Ecology Centre in Bold Park last month.

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