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.
Two of Perth’s largest and most beautiful parks, Kings Park and Bold Park, remain open to visitors. Given the size of our parks, there is plenty of fresh air and green space to share. However, we recommend ‘social distancing’ and good personal hygiene be practiced to protect the most vulnerable in our community.
Whilst our parks remain open, there are some interruptions to visitor services:
- The Kings Park Visitor Information Centre is currently closed. Several brochures and maps are available on the website and we encourage you to download a copy in advance of your visit to Kings Park.
- Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park is closed. We look forward to welcoming you back into the site shortly.
- Playgrounds and pavilions in Kings Park and Bold Park are closed.
- Acacia Toilets in the main tourism precinct near Aspects of Kings Park gallery shop and Wadjuk Carpark are open as usual. Limited toilets are open in Lotterywest Family Area, May Drive Parkland, Saw Avenue Picnic Area and in the WA Botanic Garden.
Food and beverage outlets
In accordance with Australian Government directions, the following arrangements are in place (in compliance with social distancing and other rules outlined in WA Roadmap):
- Zamia Café: Open from 8.00 am to 3.00 pm daily.
- Stickybeaks Café: Open from 8.00 am to 4.00 pm Monday to Friday and 7.30 am to 5.00 pm on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays.
- Kings Park Kiosk: Open for takeaway only from 7.00 am to 3.00 pm daily.
- Botanical Café: Open for takeaway only from 7.00 am to 3.00 pm daily.
- Frasers Restaurant: Closed until further notice.
The operational information for each food and beverage outlet is subject to change. We recommend you contact the individual outlets directly for the most up-to-date information.
Walks, talks and tours
- Kings Park’s free guided walks are currently suspended until further notice. Kings Park has several self-guided walks which are perfect for exploring the park at your own pace while guided walks are suspended.
- Dig It with Coffee sessions are suspended until further notice. You may want to view our gardening resources to help you with your burning gardening questions.
- The Perth Explorer Bus, Spinway WA and Segway Tours WA have cancelled their services until further notice.
- Ruby Tram has been suspended until further notice.
- DNA Tower is closed.
- Aspects of Kings Park Gallery Shop is open with modified trading hours and capacity. Aspects of Kings Park’s online shop includes some of our most popular and postable products and we encourage you to continue supporting our talented local artists.
- Kings Park Education' school and community programs and events, including Zippy’s Kings Park Adventures have been cancelled for the remainder of Term 1 and Term 2. All special events have been postponed until 2021. Term 3 and Term 4 programs are going ahead as planned at this stage.
Make sure you check out the Kings Park Home Delivery content we've put together for the kids staying at home.
Fun and Fitness
- Next Generation Kings Park, including the Royal Kings Park Tennis Club, is closed until further notice.
- DNA Tower is closed.
- Fitness training is limited to groups of 20 people maximum.
Group or event bookings are currently being taken for groups of up to 20 people (up to 30 for weddings). Pavilions are not open for recreational use currently. Please contact the Kings Park Bookings Officer if you have a query about a booked event or wish to book a new one.
Services not currently impacted
The Kings Park Administration Building remains open.
Picnic and BBQ areas are open subject to social distancing rules. Visitors are welcome to use the free, electric barbecues maintained by the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority.
In response to COVID-19, the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority (BGPA) is increasing the cleaning schedule of public restrooms.
For the health of fellow visitors and staff we ask that you stay 1.5 m away from others, do not enter buildings, cafes or shops if you are unwell and wash your hands regularly.
As the situation evolves, the BGPA will continue to provide updates and make operational changes as needed.