An  environmental  project  inspired  by the  children of Baldivis  Primary School
 

 

Baldivis Children's Forest

Conservation Through Education
 

Managed  by local  children
in partnership with  the 
City  of Rockingham
and  the  Local Community

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Baldivis Children’s Forest is a public reserve of 49 acres located approximately 50km south of Perth at 1399 Mandurah Road, Baldivis, Western Australia. It contains tuart woodlands and Conservation Category wetland Outridge Swamp.

As a public reserve the forest is always open to pedestrian traffic. Park at the parking area 1399 Mandurah Road and walk in - walk trails begin at the entry gate. At the top of the hill is a large undercover area, toilets, bbq, walk trails, public art and an amphitheatre is located further down the hill.  The reserve is managed for the conservation of our native plants and animals. No dogs, pets or trail bikes are permitted in the reserve.

There is no charge for using the facilities although some groups opt to give a donation to the Baldivis Children's Forest for community tree planting and maintenance. The local children and volunteers have created this park from an old farm pasture block during the past 12 years and continue to manage the reserve in partnership with the City of Rockingham.

If you want to book the Baldivis Children's Forest (including undercover area / amphitheatre) for a group function then you need to let us know of your date and time to check availability so we don't double book the venue our end. Email Michelle at bookings@baldivis-childrens-forest.com.au to check availability.

You then need to contact the City of Rockingham bookings officer on 9528 0439 to organise a gate key ($50 key bond).

Please be aware that the Forest is a public park so there is still likely to be visiting public using the facilities.

Activities: During WA school terms the community group Baldivis Children’s Forest Inc holds community events, planting days, schools activity days and a volunteer program. The Forest is a beautiful venue for picnics, walking, bird watching, exploring and playing.         

April-August 2015- This year the forest will be re-introducing Bansksia's into the forest as part of a Perth Banksia Woodland Grant.  Students will help plant over 4500 seedlings during term 2 and early term 3.

 

March 2015 - AGM for the Baldivis Children's Forest will be held on March 26th 2015 at 4.00pm at the Forest.  All welcome.

February 2015 - Apache community education funding continues for 2014. Apache funds the forest Community Volunteer program, Friends of the Forest and our Junior Education Sub Committee.
October 2014 - The Forest senior committee PSYC presents at the International KTK Conference held in Mandurah, Western Australia.  Like to join PSYC.
July 2014 - Australand - Baldivis Parks presents the forest with a new BBQ for use at the forest. April - August 2014. Students get up close and personal with a Tawny Frogmouth as part of the 2014 BHP Billiton Nickel West School Activity Days at the forest.

April - August 2014. Students plant over 5000 seedlings as part of the 2014 BHP Billiton Nickel West School Activity Days at the forest.  Seedlings were sponsored as part of a State NRM Community Grant.

March 2014. Winner of the Baldivis Community Association Forest Ambassador for 20123 announced - Ella Thompson from the Baldivis Children's Forest Education Sub-Committee representing Baldivis Primary School, is awarded by President of the Baldivis Community Association Margaret Steele.  Baldivis Children's Forest partnered with AuSSI-WA and The Hot Rock to host informative Teacher Environment Network meetings once a term.   All Welcome.

Link to Friends of the Forest Newsletter


 

                                              

 

 


 

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Copyright:  2008 © Baldivis Children's Forest Inc.
ABN: 89 465 657 145
1399 Mandurah Road, Baldivis, Western Australia 6171
 Postal Address: C/-Baldivis Primary School, Baldivis, Western  Australia 6171
  This site was last updated by BCF Management Committee 27th February 2015