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Community feedback on John Forrest National Park

Railway tunnel in John Forrest National Park
Railway tunnel in John Forrest National Park Tourism WA

Have you visited John Forrest National Park recently?

The Department of Parks and Wildlife would like to hear about your experience and your ideas for the future of the park.

Perth Hills district parks and reserves manager Elisa Skillen said feedback from community members was important.

“John Forrest National Park is Western Australia’s first national park and the department is looking at its future recreational needs,” Ms Skillen said.

“People who live in the area and those who visit the park are encouraged to have their say by going online to complete a short survey.

“It will take only a few minutes and the information will help us plan for the future.”

Survey link

John Forrest National Park facts:

·         Founded in 1900, it is the oldest national park in the State.

·         The park was named in honour of the famous explorer and statesman Sir John Forrest, who was WA Premier between1890-1901.

·         Several trails run through the park, including the Railway Reserve Heritage Trail, which follows the alignment of the old railway line to York.

·         There are outstanding views of Perth from the lookout point on the Scenic Drive.

·         There were approximately 104,000 visits to John Forrest National Park in 2013-14.

For more information about the John Forrest National Park survey, please contact the Parks and Wildlife Mundaring office on 9290 6100.


Media contact: Parks and Wildlife Media 9219 9999