Below is a list of the top and leading Parks in Hobart. To help you find the best Parks located near you in Hobart, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
This article is updated every 3-4 months.
Hobart’s Best Parks:
The top rated Parks in Hobart are:
- St Davids Park
- Caldew Park
- Peace Park
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St Davids Park
St David’s Park is located on the site of St David’s cemetery. St David’s Park is a formal English style walled park and dates from the beginning of European settlement in 1804. This was the site of the first burial ground in Tasmania, marked out by Lieutenant-Governor David Collins and the Reverend Robert Knopwood in April 1804. At that time the burial ground was ’a place of real seclusion and rare beauty’ crossed by two crystal streams with fine old blackwood trees dotted through the groves of wattle on the high ground, located away from the main settlement and surrounded by an ‘exquisite natural shrubbery’. It was called St David’s Cemetery as a mark of respect to the memory of the Colony’s founding Lt Governor, Lt Col David Collins. Collins himself was buried there in March 1810.
About a year afterwards the first church in Tasmania was built on the spot, with its altar directly above his grave. The opening of the Cornelian Bay cemetery in 1872 allowed St Davids and all the other burial grounds within the city to be closed.
Playgrounds, Kids Play Areas, Picnic Tables, Picnic Shelters, Volleyball Courts, Picnic Pavilions, Skatepark, Fishing, Walking Trails, Restrooms, Frisbees, Event Conducting Areas, Rubber Playground Balls, Green Space Areas, Slides, Swings, Gardens, Ponds, Jogging Areas, Aquatic Centre, Dog Parking Areas & Hiking, Sports Conducting Areas
“A great historical place, with beautiful grounds. Great place for lunch. Ask the girl friend to marry you, dare I say it, making love with you clothes on of course. It has a spirit of it’s own the park. See for yourself.” – James Cross
Caldew Park is a popular regional park in West Hobart, otherwise known as ‘The Train Park’.
Gardens, Tennis Courts, Picnic Areas with Charcoal Grills, Dog Parking Areas, Restrooms, Wooded Area, Playgrounds, Picnic Shelters, Kids Play Areas, Open Space Areas, Green Space Areas, Stone Benches, Picnic Tables, Walking Trails, Slides, Jogging Areas, Monuments, Statues, Fountains, Bike Riding, Event Conducting Areas & Sports Areas, Waterfalls
“This is a fantastic park so much to do, you could easily spend the whole day here as it has toilets bbqs and everything you could need. The whole park is also fully inclosed making it the perfect park for parents with mutiple children.” – Nerissa James
Peace Park runs between Liverpool Crescent and Forest Road in West Hobart. Prospect Place and Roberts Street run from Forest Road to the Peace Park.
The Peace Park has, since 1986 – International Year of Peace, been a place for visitors, passers by and the community to reflect on and celebrate peace.
West Hobart Peace Park Community Group Inc is enthusiastic about promoting peace through this well used and much loved community peace park. They are a registered non-profit organisation. They organise and support activities to raise awareness about the global importance of working locally and globally for peace.
Peaceful Park, Statues
“Lovely place to relax, enjoy the day, read a book, or take time out, very relaxing Park.” – Peter W.