New trails and amenities open at John Forrest

Environment Minister Reece Whitby said John Forrest National Park was a special part of Western Australia.
March 14, 2024

JOHN Forrest National Park, the state’s inaugural national park, has received a makeover with a new day-use area and trails now open to visitors.

Upgrades include the Noolbenger trail, a new 16km off-road cycle trail now for cyclists and runners, Little Eagle trail, a new 8km loop trail, realignments, maintenance, and extension works to the popular Eagle View, Wildflower and Glen Brook trails, landscaped gardens and accessible picnic and barbecue facilities.
Construction of a new, 730-metre access road is also underway and is due to be completed in the first half of this year.

These upgrades come following the recent award of a $1.7 million contract to construct a 270-bay carpark which will be built to the west of Glen Brook and the park’s existing visitor precinct parking area.

Work on the carpark is due to commence in March and is expected to be complete in late-2024.

Environment Minister Reece Whitby said John Forrest National Park was a special part of Western Australia as our State’s first national park.

“I am excited to see these improvements to it take shape. These new trails and picnic areas complement the surrounding landscape and will give visitors more experiences to enjoy.”

Kalamunda MLA Matthew Hughes said it was very satisfying to see a major 2021 election commitment coming to fruition.

“John Forrest National Park is a major attraction with around 130,000 visitors per year already.

“The improved visitor experience, with active and passive recreational opportunities and better parking will be a boon to the range of tourism opportunities available in the Perth Hills.”

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