Parks, Reserves and Recreation (including the Doone Kennedy Hobart Aquatic Centre)

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Parks and reserves1

The City of Hobart manages and maintains an extensive and unique open space system of parks, gardens, bushland reserves, sports fields, recreational facilities and streetscapes.




This includes:

  • Conservation of Hobart’s unique natural and cultural heritage bushland areas, looking after around 4500 hectares of bushland.

  • The provision of a wide range of open space services and recreational facilities and programs to the community, including the successful Bush Adventures program and coordinating and facilitating the Bushcare volunteer program.

  • Maintenance of 130 park and playgrounds.

  • Maintenance of 19 sports fields

It operates an industry-accredited Nursery at Mornington that maintains plant stocks of trees, shrubs and seedlings for Hobart’s parks and gardens.

The City of Hobart is also committed to the provision of a diverse range of recreational facilities and services. We have numerous high-quality sports ovals as well as sporting venues of State significance.

The Doone Kennedy Hobart Aquatic Centre, situated on the Domain, is the largest aquatic facility in Tasmania. The Centre offers a unique experience to residents and visitors to Hobart that includes:

  • Olympic size pool

  • Large modern gym

  • Wide variety of classes, including a highly- subscribed Learn to Swim program

  • Spa, sauna and steam room

  • A range of services including child minding.


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