The City of Hobart manages and maintains a number of high-quality public parks and gardens designed to provide a range of experiences and activities for everyone
While the City's parks provide varied opportunities for play, there are also a number of public playgrounds containing a range of high-quality play equipment.
Playground locations and facilities.
Free public barbecues are located in many of the City's parks and reserves.
With the exception of Waterworks Reserve, bookings are not required. The barbecues operate on a first-come first-served basis.
You may take in your own marquee, however it must be free-standing and not pegged or staked into the ground in any way. Doing so, may cause damage to underground irrigation systems.
Arrangements can be made for City of Hobart staff to line-mark irrigation for the purpose of erecting larger marquees, (fees apply for this service). For more information please contact the City of Hobart Open Space and Recreation administration team on 6238 2886.
For more information on the location of barbeques download our parks and reserves guide.
Dog exercise areas
The City of Hobart has many locations throughout the city that are designated for dog exercise, both on and off lead. The City of Hobart promotes responsible dog ownership; and regular exercise, whether on or off lead, may reduce incidents of nuisance behaviour such as uncontrolled barking and destructive behaviours.
Find out more about dog exercise areas, as well as a comprehensive listing and maps of all off and on lead, restricted and prohibited areas.
Parks and reserves guide
Weddings and events
Most parks, gardens and reserves managed by the City of Hobart are available for hire. The City of Hobart has several popular parks, which are regularly used for weddings, naming functions and other community-based events.
How to book a park
Consumption of alcohol
The City of Hobart receives regular enquires regarding the consumption of alcohol in its parks and reserves.
The consumption of alcohol on City of Hobart land is not permitted, unless a permit to do so has been issued by the City of Hobart.
The City of Hobart does not approve liquor permit requests for locations within 10 metres of playgrounds.
Find out on how to obtain a permit and information on regulations and declared alcohol free zones.