Kings Park adjoins Commonwealth Park on the northern side of Lake Burley Griffin. The Park features a natural undulating landscape incorporating historic Blundells Cottage and a number of commemorative works, and is the access point to Aspen Island and the National Carillon.
Size: Areas can be provided on determination of foot print required.
Where: Wendouree Drive Parkes
Services: Public Toilets are located within the Park. Power and potable water is available.
Parking: 5 minute walk from the closest carpark at Russell.
At this Venue you can host:
Ceremonial and memorial events
Filming and photography
Charity Walks and Runs
This Venue is not suited to:
Major public events
Things to think about when planning your event at this specific venue:
Limited Parking in close proximity to the venue – closest parking at Russell offices accessible via bridge over Parkes Way.
Illegal access via Parkes Way – measures, such as nightline fencing will need to be implemented by the event organiser to eliminate vehicle access via this point.
Events shall not obstruct public access along the shared paths on the Lake foreshore.
Any activity planned near water would require a specific risk assessment to ensure reasonable management in the context of an event.
There are various event spaces within Kings Park – areas can be provided on determination of foot print required.
Event capacity at the venue is determined by the nature of the event, program, length of time, seasonality, activity and infrastructure.
Standing/viewing capacity: Maximum density should in a congested area (eg,in front of a stage/performance space/area of heavy traffic/congestion) remain below a benchmark of 4.0 persons per metre. On average across the event site the density should remain 2.5 persons per metre squared.
Emergency Egress: A minimum flow rate of 62 people per metre per minute should be maintained for emergency egress with a benchmark of full evacuation within 5-8 minutes – subject to recommendations or conditions from the Australian Capital Territory Emergency Services Authority and/or Australian Federal Police.
Each box has: 6x10A single phase power / 1x32A 3 phase
Located at Kings Park recreational area.
Events with a projected capacity over 200 persons should consider additional toilet facilities consistent with the ACT Health Guidelines.