St David’s Park is located near the Parliament House and Salamanca Place. This tree-lined tract with green lawns and paved paths is the perfect place for a romantic stroll. You would never guess when entering through a gate supported by lion capitals – carved by Richard Patterson in 1884 – that this was Tasmania’s first cemetery. About 900 people were buried here from 1804 until 1872. Many of their headstones were converted into a memorial wall when this old burial ground was converted to a park after being purchased by the city in 1919 and designed in 1926.