Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Kings Park

Kings Parks is a 4 square kilometre park on the edge of Perth CBD, it is the largest inner city park in the world and it overlooks the city of Perth as well as the Swan River. Kings Park is a mixture of grassland and botanical gardens, with two thirds of the grounds conserved as native bushland.

There are several memorials throughout Kings Park:
* Honour Avenues with the spectacular sugar gum trees and other trees lining the road verges throughout Kings Park. In front of each tree is a plaque honouring those service men who died in action or as a result of wounds received;
* Bali Memorial that is dedicated to the 16 Western Australian victims, the injured and those who helped the survivors of the terrorist bombings in October 2002.
* War Memorial that includes the Cenotaph, Court of Contemplation, Flame of Remembrance and Pool of Reflection.
* Edith Cowan Clock that was built as a memorial to Edith Cowan the first woman elected to an Australian parliament.
* The Kokoda Track Memorial Walk is a tribute to the Australians who fought in Papua New Guinea in 1942 - 43.

As Kings Park is only a 10 minute walk from home Tim & I decided to become members of The Friends of Kings Park which promotes community involvement within Kings Parks. I have signed up to volunteer in the bush regeneration work.

View of the city

Tree top walkway

DNA Tower
Glass walkway
One of the Honour Avenues
Another of the Honour Avenues
Australia Day 2011

1 comment:

  1. Another great post. I am really enjoying learning about WA. Would love to visit there one day.