In 2004, Hobart City Council used Bicentennial funds to purchase a 48 hectare tract of hillface bushland on Mt Nelson, adding it to the existing Skyline Reserve and Lambert Park to form the new Bicentennial Park.
Bicentennial Park contains remnant native bushland that supports a variety of native plant communities and provides habitat for endangered species such as the swift parrot.
Few Australian cities have managed to preserve such an important environmental corridor.
Local Bushcare groups have an active program of wildlife monitoring, weed removal and other initiatives. A new walking track provides a link from Sandy Bay Road through Bicentennial Park to the summit of Mount Nelson.
Turn off Sandy Bay Road just south of Wrest Point into Lambert Avenue, or from Churchill Avenue just south of Nelson Road intersection. There is also access from Nelson Road (bends 2 and 4) and from Eurella Avenue. The upper section of Bicentennial Park is accessed from the Mount Nelson Signal Station.
Bushwalking, bridwatching, limited disabled access, stroller walks, BBQ near Mount Nelson Signal Station. Dog walking on leash (lower Lambert Park only, no dogs in Bicentennial Park). Public toilets at the Mount Nelson Signal Station.