The $1.34 million Northern Esplanade Activities Precinct has seen the Esplanade beach volleyball complex expanded with the addition of a multi-use court that is suitable for basketball and other sports. Four full-size beach volleyball courts plus a warm-up court are available for use.
This project was funded in-part by a Commonwealth Games Event City grant. (Cairns will host basketball preliminary games during the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.)
Sports that are catered for include beach netball, cricket and soccer on the sand courts; and futsal, volleyball and hockey on the hard surface court.
Dedicated areas for major event facilities is also included, as well as space for a second warm-up beach volleyball court to be brought in on a temporary basis.