Sporting and leisure facilities
Phone 4044 3309 or contact via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Council provides a range of sport and leisure facilities for Cairns residents to get outdoors and be active. We maintain 520 parks and reserves, 200 playgrounds, and over 500km of walking paths and cycleways. We also provide support and facilities for around 400 sports and recreational clubs across Cairns.
- Aquatic facilities/ public swimming pools
- Barlow Park multi-sports facility
- Walking tracks - Arrow Tracks/Mt Whitfield
- Cycling and walking routes
- Camping grounds and caravan parks
- Lifeguard services at beaches and the Esplanade Lagoon
- Leisure Centres
- Public parks
- Sports fields
- Skate and BMX parks
Covid-19 (Coronavirus) update
Restrictions apply, gatherings limited to a maximum of 20 people within a group. Users should adhere to physical distancing measures, good hygiene practices, be vigilant of 20-person limits and follow the direction of any signage.
Green Gyms are outdoor exercise stations usually installed in parks or on foreshores.
Green gyms are visible from the road, this clear line of sight will make you feel safe when using them.
Please see the instruction panels on how to use each piece of equipment to avoid injury. Happy exercising!
Find a green gym
Green Gyms are located at the following parks and reserves. You can search for your nearest green gym using the free My Cairns app. Open the 'Things to do' tab and use the 'free fitness' filter to see all our green gyms on an interactive map.
Clifton Beach: on the foreshore
Palm Cove: Silver Crescent Park
Smithfield: Munburra Parade Draining Reserve
Trinity Beach: foreshore and Coastwatcher Park
Yorkeys Knob: foreshore
Brinsmead: Brinsmead Park Reserve
Cairns: Cairns Esplanade (3 locations)
Kanimbla: Bassett Street Park
Manunda: Woodward Park Reserve
Redlynch: Salli & John Mitchell Park
Redlynch Valley: Gamburra Drive Park
Whitfield: Engineers Park
Babinda: Bill Wakeham Park
Edmonton: Down Park and Ravizza Park
Gordonvale: Norman Park
Mt Peter: Mamum Park
Mt Sheridan: Bill Mills Park and Tom Murray Park
Woree: Husssey Park
Go Clubs is your one-stop-shop for community club support within the Cairns region! This Council initiative guides community clubs through a professionally-managed club development program. It links existing programs from various agencies and provides professional assistance for all aspects of running a successful local community organisation, including:
- Support from Club Development Officers
- Information on the latest grants and assistance with grant applications
- Templates and resources
Register at cairns.qld.gov.au/goclubs or visit the Go Clubs website
Active Living Program - free fitness program
Our Active Living program offers free exercise and well being classes in different locations across Cairns.
All classes are delivered by qualified trainers. In addition to our well-established Esplanade program we are now also offering classes in Brinsmead, Edmonton, Gordonvale, Mooroobool, Redlynch, Trinity Beach and Yorkeys Knob - proudly brought to you by Cairns Regional Council and PHN.