Recreation facilities for hire

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.

The Recreation Facilities along Cairns Esplanade are available free for casual use or hire for your next event, whether that be a Beach Volleyball tournament or a community event at the Skate Park. To make an event enquiry, please complete a online booking enquiry form. Please include in the 'further details' section of the form - bump in/out times for your event (if applicable) and if you require any equipment for hire. Please note venue hire fees do apply.


Skate Plaza

Whether you are a boarder, rider or spectator the Skate Plaza is one of Cairns' finest recreational facilities.

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Beach volleyball courts

There are four International standard Beach Volleyball Courts located within the Northern Esplanade Activity Precinct.

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Petanque court

The Petanque Court is located in the Esplanade parklands near the intersection with McKenzie Street.

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Multi-use court

The multi-use court is located within the Northern Esplanade Activity Precinct opposite Cairns Hospital.

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