Coronavirus update

Following the easing of restrictions related to coronavirus (COVID-19) Council has opened the following facilities on the Cairns Esplanade.

  • Barbecues
  • Public toilets
  • Muddy’s Playground (wet and dry playground), capped at 80 people
  • Fun Ship Playground
  • Healing Garden Playground
  • Bouldering Park
  • Multi-purpose court
  • Skate Park
  • Volleyball courts
  • Petanque court
  • Green Gym Fitness Stations

Social distancing rules apply: maintain 1.5m from other people as much as practical; do not gather in groups of more than 10 people.


The Lagoon and amenities are closed for repairs. The biennial maintenance program, which normally takes place in June, was brought forward to make the most of the forced closure due to coronavirus.

The Lagoon is expected to reopen in mid-June.