City Park - Rated as one of the top ten parks in Australia, City Park features beautiful old oak trees and well established garden beds, a lovely children's play area complete with a train to climb on, the Macaque monkey enclosure, duck pond and the beautiful historic John Hart Conservatory. Close to the city centre, City Park is a heritage park with a series of memorials and statues including Launceston's Boer War Memorial, a statue of Tasmanian botanist Ronald Campbell Gunn and a plinthed cannon taken as a war trophy from the Crimean War. The ornate cast-iron Jubilee Fountain and the large band rotunda add to the historic charm. The most prominent building at the park is the Albert Hall which was built in 1891. The studios of City Park Radio and their radio museum are located in the former Park Caretakers Cottage - outside of which you will see one of the oldest wisteria vines in Australia, planted in 1837.
Civic Square - Features include the Denham Henty Waterscape, sculptures by Stephen Walker, Water Jets by Mirek Marik and a special Japanese Garden which was a gift to the city from Ikeda, Launceston’s Sister City. There is also the LINC building (our library), City Hall, Henty House and the historic Post Office (with the Town Clock) within and surrounding the square as well.
Royal Park - Originally the site for Tasmania's first military barracks Royal Park is now an established park adjacent to the Tamar River. Featuring a barbecue area, play space, skate park and outdoor exercise equipment, it also has numerous established trees and the Launceston Cenotaph. Boardwalks and sealed paths provide links to nearby Cataract Gorge Reserve, Kings Park, the Queen Victoria Art Gallery and the Seaport.
Brickfields Reserve - Brickfields Reserve was the site of another one of many brickfields found in Launceston. A small square of beautiful lawns and mature trees it is located close to the CBD of Launceston.
Punchbowl Reserve - Tucked away in one of Launceston's southern suburbs, the Punchbowl Reserve is a favourite barbecue and picnic destination with the locals. The park is in a bushland setting with children’s play space, bushland walking trails and a duck pond. The best time to visit is in spring when the rhododendrum displays are a feature of this gorgeous reserve.
Trevallyn Reserve - Offering views over the Tamar River and city, this established community park features a network of paths, bandstand and a traditional play space.
Waverley Lake Park - Another local secret - Waverley Lake Park is a large community park with a picturesque lakeside setting. It is also a dedicated junior fishing area.