Council provides a range of sport and leisure centres for Cairns residents to get active. These centres are owned by Council and leased to management organisations.
- For a list of non leased sporting facilities in Cairns. You may have to speak to a sporting organisation on access to some of these, as they may be under a Management Agreement.
- Go to our park finder to locate local parks, playgrounds, district level parks, and bushland/conservation areas.
- Read our guidelines for community tenure, under "Occupying Council Property" if you are thinking about Leasing or Managing a Council Facility.
Edmonton Leisure Centre
Where: 10-20 Walker Road, Edmonton
Contact: 4045 6540
The Edmonton Leisure Centre officially opened for business on 1 July 2013. The Centre is managed by PCYC Edmonton on behalf of Council, and is a dual-purpose facility that provides:
- Leisure facilities for residents of Cairns' southern corridor
- A public storm tide cyclone shelter when required
- 2 multi-purpose indoor sports courts with event seating
- Storage space
- Reception area
- Meeting rooms
- Toilets, showers and change facilities
Cairns International Tennis Centre
Where: North Cairns Sporting Precinct, 356 Sheridan Street, Cairns
Contact: 4041 3383
The Cairns International Tennis Centre, within the North Cairns Sporting Precinct, 356 Sheridan Street is a joint initiative of Cairns Regional Council, the Queensland Government and Tennis Queensland. Cairns Youth and Recreation Centre.
Cairns Youth and Recreation Centre
Where: 129 Mulgrave Road (next to the showgrounds)
Contact: 4051 8448
Conveniently situated on a main bus route, close to the city and with plenty of safe off-street parking, this Youth and Recreation Centre offers:
- Physical and personal development
Where: 91 McNamara Street
Contact: 4053 1532
The Cairns PCYC is an indoor Youth Centre that is open 7 days a week. It's ethos is to provide a caring environment with a wide range of activities for all ages as well as very afforable membership, gym and activity fees.
Marlin Coast Recreation Centre
Where: 27 Leisure Park Road, Smithfield
Contact: 4057 7507
Located on Leisure Park Road, Smithfield the Marlin Coast Recreation Centre is a Council owned facility managed by YMCA Brisbane.
The centre offers:
- A 2-court indoor stadium with grandstand seating
- Air-conditioned group fitness room – The Fit Room - Group Fitness Classes: RPM (Spin), Pilates, Yoga, Pump Attack, ROAR, Zumba, Cardio Jab, Kettlecore
- Indoor Soccer
The centre is often referred to as the Smithfield YMCA
Cairns Recreation Centre
Where: Manunda Sporting Precinct, 44 Behan Street
Contact: 4053 5353
The Cairns Recreation Centre was established in 2000 as one of the largest indoor skating rinks in Australia and the only roller skating rink in Cairns.