Legacy Park

Legacy Park has a large adventure play space that is suitable for children of all ages, plus an accessible community space for barbecues and picnics, an outdoor amphitheatre, two pizza ovens, public toilets and shelters.

The park has been named in recognition of the considerable contribution of Legacy to Hobart and the wider Australian community.

Nature-based playscape

Located close to picnic and social areas, the playscape is designed for the use of children of different ages and abilities, inviting children to climb, clamber and use their imagination when playing. Discovery gardens, climbing wall and lookouts form part of the experience. Mimicking the grandeur of the dolerite escarpments on kunanyi/Mt Wellington, terraced rock walls protect the area from wind.

The playscape was developed using feedback from local schools and a range of stakeholders and community groups to create a space that is really special for families.

Barbecue and picnic facilities

There are five barbecue sites available for use, with two of the undercover barbecue areas bookable for a fee. The other three sites are available for anyone to use.

Four social areas with tables are available in the vicinity of the barbecues and pizza ovens. The barbecue and picnic areas overlook the playscape to the east. Other tables are spread throughout the playscape so that parents can keep an eye on their children at play.

Two barbecue pavilions, Savige Pavillion and Gellibrand Pavillion, are available to be booked and reserved for public use, between 8am to 9pm (during daylight savings) and 8am to 4pm (non-daylight savings periods). The minimum booking time is two hours, with a cost of $20 per hour.

Uncovered barbecue sites remain available for use without a booking or fee.

Legacy Park Wood Fired Ovens – Let's go Bake!

Two wood-fired ovens are available for use at Legacy Park, from community groups and organisations to small gatherings of families and friends. Whether you're making bread, pizza or something more adventurous, a wood-fired oven, reaching temperatures of up to 500°C, is a unique way to cook.

Community Bake Days

Community Bake Days are held every second Sunday, when the wood-fired ovens are fired up for free community use and an expert Oven Coordinators are on hand to help.

During daylight savings (October to March) Community Bake Days operate between noon and 7 pm. For the rest of the year (April to September) Community Bake Days are between 11 am and 4 pm.

Anyone attending will be required to check in using the Check in Tas app on arrival, and to follow all state COVID-19 requirements including physical distancing and staying home if you feel unwell. More information can be found on the Tasmanian Government Coronavirus website.

2021 Community Bake Days
August Sunday 8 & 22
September Sunday 5 & 19
October Sunday 3 & 17 & 31
November Sunday 14 & 28
December Sunday 12

Private bookings

Private bookings are available for a fee on other days. The private hire of the wood-fired ovens and pavilion includes the provision of a qualified Oven Coordinator to get the ovens lit and heated, and to cook food on behalf of the hirer. The hirer is responsible for bringing their own food, cooking trays, eating utensils, plates and so on.

Private bookings are permitted from 8 am, there is minimum 2 hours of hire. Hirers can enjoy the time before the park closes at 4 pm (or 9 pm during daylight savings).

For a larger event booking, hirers can extend the booking area by hiring the unsheltered BBQ site at the end of the Community Hub.

Booking type Length of booking (min. 2 hrs) Fee
Community Hub Wood Fired Oven (the pavilion can fit up to 100 people) Up to 3 hours $200
3-5 hours $300
Community Hub Wood Fired Oven including the unsheltered BBQ Site (the whole area can fit up to 150 people) Up to 3 hours $250
3-5 hours $375

How it works

The ovens are lit the night before use to get enough heat for the full days' cooking and cleared of ash in preparation for cooking. A small fire is kept in the oven when cooking pizzas.

As there are two ovens, one is maintained at a high temperature for cooking pizzas, while the other oven is cooler to allow for baking and roasting, this oven temperature slowly drops during the day.

You could even bring pizzas for lunch and enjoy the park setting while your roast is cooking for dinner.

What to bake and how to bake it

You can use these two wood-fired ovens to cook anything you might cook in your oven at home. This includes bread, pizzas, roast meat and vegetables, pies, quiches, cakes, scones and biscuits.

If you're short on time or not a great cook, you might like to ask your local bakery or pizza shop to provide raw dough or a pizza readymade.

You do the preparation of the food and the Oven Coordinator is there to offer advice and do the cooking for you.

In relation to the cooking time, it all depends on sizes and ingredients of the products, below is an estimate for cooking times:

Food Cooking time (average)
Pizza (12-14 inches homemade sourdough) 3 mins
Pizza (pre-cooked or partially defrosted) 10 mins
Roast meat (approx. 1-2kg) 60-90 mins
Scones 20-30 mins
Bread 30-60 mins

The coordinator can cook 4 to 6 pizzas at a time.

What to bring

Pizzas

Bring your dough and ingredients along and prepare your pizzas on the bench or board provided. Fresh dough is best, make balls of dough at home and stretch them out to prepare your pizza at the community hub.

Remember less is best, don't pile the ingredients too high. If you are unsure ask a coordinator for advice. Pizzas are cooked directly on the oven floor for best results.

Baking and roasts

Sour dough bread is cooked directly on the oven floor, have it ready to finish proving at the community hub before it goes in the oven.

For sweets biscuits or deserts have them prepared and ready to go in the oven.

Roasts are great to have cooked at the community hub. It is best to have them ready to go in the oven. Consider using disposable foil trays, so you don't have to wash up afterwards. Some non-stick pans don't like the brick oven floor and may get scratched. Don't forget disposable foil trays can be recycled, they just need rinsing out first.

Also bring anything else you need for serving or preparing your food, such as utensils. But note that our friendly Oven Coordinator will give you back your cooked pizza cut into slices ready to eat.

Be safe

There are precautions that need to be taken when using the wood-fired oven. This is why the City of Hobart provides a specialist Oven Coordinator to work the ovens and cook your food for you. The fee covers the cost of the Oven Coordinator, who must be there to ensure that the oven operates safely and efficiently.

Making a booking

Bookings can be made in person at the Hobart Council Centre, 16 Elizabeth Street, Hobart (corner of Davey and Elizabeth Streets). Customer Service Officers will be happy to help with any enquiries.

Alternatively, telephone bookings can be made through City Amenity Administration on 03 6238 2886. Once we have received your request, we will check the availability of both the oven and a coordinator. Booking confirmation details will be provided and you will have the opportunity to discuss food details with your coordinator in the lead up to your event.

Please note due to the high demand for site bookings at Legacy Park, we DO NOT currently accept bookings via email. Any cancellations must be made in writing 7 days before event.

Bookings can be made up to 12 months ahead.

You may need to consider other approvals for your booking including:

COVID-19 safety requirements

When using a City of Hobart venue, you must comply with all Tasmanian Government COVID-19 requirements applicable at the time of use. This includes gathering limits, physical distancing, contact tracing, hygiene, and any other requirements.

For bookings under 100 people, we will require you to sign a COVID-19 Safety Agreement. If the booking is for an event more than 100 people, you may be asked to provide a copy of your COVID-19 Safety Plan and/or confirmation that your larger-scale event has been approved under the Events Framework prior to the booking being confirmed.

For the latest advice, information and resources, please visit Tasmanian Government Coronavirus website.

Location

Between the Soldiers Memorial Oval and the Domain Athletic Centre, Queens Domain 7000  View Map

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