I just love a city that has lots of green space and a big area set aside for parkland, right in the middle of the city. Perhaps the reason for this is that I grew up in one of these cities – Perth in Western Australia. I have lots of childhood memories of picnics and school excursions to Kings Park; playing in the playgrounds and running around on the grassed areas with amazing views of the city. It is these memories that always come back to me when I visit the park whenever I am back in my hometown.
Kings Park is set on a hill overlooking the Perth CBD and the Swan River, providing a great place to escape the bustle of the city for a few hours. It is quite a large area of bush and parkland, with the War Memorial overlooking the city being the main focal point. One of my favourite things to do in Kings Park is to walk along the main walkway from the War Memorial, following the edge of the hill that provides amazing views of the city and river, along the boardwalk and across the bridge that leads to a spot that overlooks the old Swan Brewery building. From there I like to loop around through the native bush gardens and back to the car park.
During my last visit I brought my camera along with me to snap some photos during my walk. I realised that it was actually the first time that I have ever taken any photos of Kings Park.
I hope you enjoyed these photos. If you visit Perth, don’t miss visiting Kings Park!