Enhancing the attractions of Kalgoorlie’s Karlkurla

A Nature Playground soon to be opened will be the newest attraction at the Karlkurla Bushland Park, just a five-minute drive from the centre of Kalgoorlie.

As well as its natural regrowth bushland, Karlkurla has over 2,000 trees and shrubs planted by community volunteers back in 2000. Image credit: Localista

This $1 million project, supported by the WA Government, the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Northern Star Resources and Western Power, has been delivered by the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Urban Landcare Group which maintains a community nursery and Eco & Cultural Education Centre at Karlkurla Bushland Park.

Very popular with local people and visitors, the park features over 200 hectares of native bushland, walking trails and a lookout with a panoramic view of the Great Western Woodlands.

The Kalgoorlie-Boulder Urban Landcare Group’s CEO Kim Eckert OAM is a WA Park Foundation Ambassador and a much-valued member of the Foundation’s Ambassador Advisory Committee.

Wrapping by Kalgoorlie signage company Kalsigns and Danielle Champion’s imaginative murals have transformed the exterior of the new toilet facilities. Photo credit: Kim Eckert

“The development of the nature playground, car park extension and excellent new toilet facilities, pathway resurfacing and delightful artwork by local Aboriginal artist Danielle Champion enhance the park’s appeal and usability,” Kim said.

“The strong community support has been appreciated.“

The name Kalgoorlie is derived from the Wongutha word Karlkurla, meaning “place of the silky pears.”

Nature Playground installation works in progress for the Karlkurla Bushland Park can be viewed here.