City Park is located in the heart of Launceston. This beautiful parkland features mature trees and shrubs, a display of annual flowers, a Japanese Macaque monkey enclosure, the John Hart Conservatory, a duck pond, senses garden, monuments, chess board, historic Albert Hall, barbeque area and a children's playground.
City Park was once called the 'People's Park', which reflects how the park has been viewed by the people of Launceston since its beginnings. The park was originally developed by the Launceston Horticultural Society and handed over to the Launceston City Council in 1863.
It has been a place of many important exhibitions, gatherings, musicals and cultural events and public meetings. This continues today.
City Park is famous for hosting Tasmania's premier food, wine and entertainment event - Festivale.
The Macaque Monkey Enclosure is open from 8.00am - 4.00pm (April - September) and 8.00am - 4.30pm (October - March).
The John Hart Conservatory is open weekdays from 8.30am - 4.30pm and weekends from 9.00am - 4.30pm (April - September) and from 9.00am - 5.30pm (October - March).
Main entrance: Tamar Street or corner of Cimitiere and Lawrence Streets.
Topography: gently sloping with network of sealed paths.Music in the Park
Music in the Park is a Council initiative to provide free music performances by local bands in the beautiful surrounds of City Park.
The program commenced on Australia Day in 2008 and continued on several other Sundays until the end of April. The first performance was by the City of Launceston RSL Band, followed by performances by a Newstead College band 'Younger Dyras', St Andrews Caledonian Pipe Band, St Joe's Big Band and the Youth & Community Orchestra.
Due to its success, the program is held annually. Click here to view the Music in the Park 2012 program.To find more about the current program, contact Council's Customer Service Centre on (03) 6323 3000.