Franklin Square

  • Floor space
  • Capacity
    500 people
  • Ceiling height
    Very high (4m+)

Space overview

Located between Sullivan’s Cove and Hobart’s CBD Franklin Square is Hobart’s most prominent and central recreational park of Hobart. Named after the former Governor of Van Diemen’s Land – John Franklin, this Heritage listed Victorian style park occupies the site allocated for old government house.

Lined with Oak trees that bound Hobart’s largest fountain, the space is a much loved green space refuge for locals and visitors. The City of Hobart has also installed a new public artwork to deepen the city's cultural landscape called Two Islands which is situated in Franklin Square. The recent refurbishments enable Franklin Square to be envisioned for multiple creative platforms and has been showcased for events including lighting installations projected on trees for Mona Foma and the Friday night Street Eats @ Franko, which includes 23 stalls installations and food vans, live music, films and performance.

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Macquarie Street,
Hobart, 7000

License to serve alcohol may be required.

Getting here

Transport options

  • Bus


Metered on-street and multi-storey car parks nearby.