Health and Physical Education

Sporting and leisure facilities

Phone 4044 3309 or contact via email sportrecreation@cairns.qld.gov.au

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.

Skate

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.

North

Clifton Beach: on the foreshore

Palm Cove: Silver Crescent Park

Smithfield: Munburra Parade Draining Reserve

Trinity Beach: foreshore and Coastwatcher Park

Yorkeys Knob: foreshore

Central

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

South

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

Go ClubsGo 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.

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Last updated: 16 June 2020