Parklands for hire

The Cairns Esplanade stretches 2.5km along the stunning foreshore with many parklands and lush lawns available for hire for your next event. From private functions to large scale community events, there is a space to suit all event needs.

Please see the below parklands available for hire along The Esplanade:

Bookings suspended due to COVID-19

Effective 23 March 2020, Council has suspended public space venue bookings until further notice due to coronavirus (COVID-19) conditions.  This includes bookings for our community halls, meeting rooms and outdoor public spaces.

We're currently getting in touch with those who have existing bookings.  Only bookings that comply with current Australian Government directives around social gatherings will be able to proceed. We strongly recommend that all non-essential bookings be cancelled or postponed, regardless of size.

These measures will be in place until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience.

  • Please refer to our COVID-19 webpage for more information on Council services and response initiatives.

Eastern Event Lawn

The Eastern Event Lawn is located on the eastern side of the Lagoon with a scenic outlook.

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Western Event Lawn

The Western Event Lawn is located at the western side of the Lagoon in picturesque surrounds.

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Fogarty Park and sound shell

Fogarty Park is a lush lawn area lined by trees and a performance sound shell.

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Fun Ship Parkland

The event lawn is located near the Fun Ship playground at the northern end of the Cairns Esplanade.

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Muddy's Event Lawn

Muddy's Event Lawn is located just to the north of Muddy's Playground.

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Northern Event Lawn

The Northern Event Lawn is a nice place to stretch out a rug and have a picnic.

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McKenzie Street Parkland

McKenzie Street Parkland is at the northern end of Cairns Esplanade, offering views of palm fringe waterfront.

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Sister Cities Parkland

Sister Cities Parkland includes a BBQ facility and high water pier.

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Coconut Grove

Coconut Grove is located at the most northern end of Cairns Esplanade.

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McKenzie Street Highwater Pier

The McKenzie Street Highwater Pier is located within McKenzie Street Parkland, at the northern end of Cairns Esplanade.

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Eastern Highwater Pier

The Eastern High-water Pier is located at the southern end of Cairns Esplanade, opposite The Pier Shopping Centre.

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