Rosny Park

Rosny Park is a suburb of Hobart, Tasmania, about 5km from the CBD. It is located in the City of Clarence on the eastern shore of the Derwent River and is the commercial twin of its residential namesake, Rosny.

Rosny Park grew dramatically in the last half of the 20th century from a small commercial precinct serving the nearby suburbs of Rosny, Montagu Bay, Warrane and Mornington, to replacing nearby Bellerive as Clarence's primary commercial service district, or CBD. Centred around Bligh Street and the Rosny Park Transit Mall, Rosny Park has become the administrative, commercial and transport centre of the City of Clarence. It is home to the Clarence City Council, local court chambers, and the local branch of the State Library of Tasmania. It also has branches of the Commonwealth Office, the Australian Archives, the Department of Justice, the Education Department, Service Tasmania, and the Rosny Historic Centre (a small local museum and historic property).

The Clarence branch of the Returned and Services League (RSL) is based in Rosny Park. Rosny Park is also home to Bellerive Police station, the Tasmanian Fire Service and Bayfield Street Medical Centre, as well as Warrane barracks of the 12th/40th battalion of the Australian Army Reserve.

Rosny Park is the primary retail area of the eastern shore, home to Eastlands Shopping Centre, now the biggest in the state. The shopping centre includes 100 shops including food stores, fashion, supermarkets, Kmart and Tasmania's first Big W store. Rosny Park also has a cinema complex, one of only four in the state. Education facilities include Rosny College, a senior secondary college that also teaches adult evening courses. There are also several schools and child care facilities. Hospitals and nursing home facilities are nearby.

Rosny Park Transit Mall is a local hub serviced by several bus routes reaching most suburban areas of the City of Clarence and some outer districts such as Lauderdale, as well as services to Hobart Bus Station and Glenorchy. The area has a public golf course, a nine-hole course, cricket ground, skateboard ramps and netball courts, tennis and bowls clubs. Nearby Charles Hand Memorial Park provides ample public green space, and hosts an annual Christmas Carols by Candlelight which draws large crowds.