Friends of Kings Park supports the work of the Botanic Gardens & Parks Authority by active participation in conservation, bushland management and horticulture; education, providing volunteer support and supporting special projects within Kings Park by raising funds, for example the Botanic Terraces and Botanic Pavilion.
The Foundation General Meeting of the Friends of Kings Park was held on 5 May 1993 with 12 founding members. Under the Chairmanship of Tom Alford, Friends of Kings Park was established to provide support and assistance to Kings Park and Botanic Garden, to improve the facilities and to enable the community to be involved in making the Park a special place for People and Plants.
The first issue of ‘For People and Plants’ magazine was published in Autumn 1993. Friends has over 1,300 members of which about 250 are active volunteers.