Located on the Bass Highway just west of the city centre, overlooking West Park Oval, Makers' Workshop and Bass Strait, is beautiful Burnie Park. It is arguably one of the prettiest parks in Tasmania with its lush sweeping lawns, shady walkways and mature exotic trees. Burnie Park is divided by a natural waterway flowing over Oldaker Falls which can be viewed at the top of a short walking trail, and flows into a small pond with a raft of ducks.
The ground was purchased by the Council in 1927 and originally formed part of an extensive private garden, but has evolved into much loved public space with pathways, spaces for reflection and community celebrations such as Easter Sundays Kids in the Park and Carols by Candlelight celebrations. Modern playground equipment is provided as well as free barbecues. The park features seasonal annual garden beds and a developed landscape, with numerous exotic and native trees and abundant lawns for passive recreation.
Burnie Park is home to the city's oldest building, the Burnie Inn.