Plan your trip to MMP

Munro Martin Parklands MapOpening hours

  • Open 6.00am to 8.30pm, seven days a week except ticketed event days.
  • The gates are locked when the park is closed.
  • Please check our MMP Facebook page for the most recent status.

Performance usage

Munro Martin Parklands (MMP) is Cairns’ newest premier community gathering place, complete with an outdoor performance space.  Due to the residential nature, the specific nature of the stage and the visibility the stage offers the audience, this venue is best suited to high end performing arts events.

Munro Martin Park is a space dedicated to curated events to provide culturally enriching experiences for the Cairns community. Due to its niche program, venue hire availability is limited and dependent on assessment by management to ensure performances are suitable for a curated space.

Weather

MMP is an outdoor venue therefore always check the weather forecast before preparing to attend a performance. If there is a chance of rain on an event day please ensure you dress accordingly and bring a raincoat. Umbrellas are allowed in the venue but are not to be used during the performance as it blocks the view of other patrons.

Rain ponchos will no longer be provided at events at Munro Martin Parklands due to the environmental impact of these single use plastic products.

Embrace - public art sculpture

Woopen Creek based sculptor, Braham Stevens, designed the piece to withstand the harsh tropical conditions and maintain a 'timeless' character. Embrace is a nine-metre tall sculpture, made from laser-cut, heavy gauge steel and is part of a linking public artwork project which connects the Munro Martin Parklands with the James Cook University Campus. The sculpture represents the intricate relationships, cycles and connections between geology, ecology, man, time and place.

Parking

  • Limited parking surrounds MMP on Sheridan, Florence, Minnie and Grafton streets.
  • Accessible parking - there are two access parking spots on Florence Street, two on Minnie Street and one on Grafton Street.

Public transport

The central terminal is located on Lake Street opposite the Cairns City Library. Please refer to the following link or bus routes -Translink translink.com.au/cairns

Entrances

  • There are six gates surrounding the Parklands for general admission on non-ticketed days.
  • The main entrance gate to MMP is on Florence Street, this is the only entrance for ticketed events.
  • There is one gate on Sheridan Street, two gates on Minnie Street and two public access gates on Grafton Street.

Toilets

Permanent toilet facilities are located on site underneath the terraces on the Sheridan Street side and also the northern corner on the Grafton Street side.

Drinking water

Three filtered water stations are available in the park.

Terms of use:

  • Please leave the parklands as you found them so that everyone may enjoy our beautiful public venue.
  • The parklands shall be utilised by the public in a respectful and considerate way.
  • We invite you to picnic on the lawns but please dispose of your rubbish in the bins provided or take it with you when you leave.
  • The park has been designed to be fully accessible.
  • Access to drinking water is available within the site.
  • No animals are allowed in the Parklands, registered assistance animals are excepted.
  • Queensland Smoking Laws do not prohibit smoking in the Parklands, except when there is a ticketed event on and in that case a DOSA (Dedicated Outdoor Smoking Area ) is established next to the Scout Hut.

Event Information

Alcohol

Events at Munro Martin Parklands are licensed events, BYO alcohol will not be permitted within the event precinct.

Bag Checks

All patrons attending an event will be asked to present their bags and personal belongings for inspection at the entry points. Prohibited items include: BYO alcohol, anything that could be used as a weapon.

Animals

No animals will be allowed onsite during an event (with the exception of service or assistance animals, such as guide dogs). You are obliged to produce evidence that your dog is a legitimate assistance animal when asked.

Chairs and seating

Patrons may bring rugs to sit on or low height chairs, seat backs should not extend beyond shoulder height. It is essential that everyone respect their neighbour by arranging seating in a way that is fair to all.

Munro Martin Parklands closure

The venue will be closed in the days leading up to an event for the safety of the public. The park becomes a worksite with heavy vehicles and equipment required to set up an event. Apologies for any inconvenience caused during this time. Notifications of all closures will be available on the Cairns Regional Council website.

Weather

Rain ponchos are no longer provided for events at Munro Martin Parklands due to the environmental impact of these single use plastic products. If rain is forecast on an event day please ensure you dress accordingly and bring a raincoat. Umbrellas are allowed in the venue but are not to be used during the performance as it blocks the view of other patrons.

Cancellation

In the unlikely event of a cancellation, you will be notified as soon as possible via the contact details provided on your Ticketlink account.

More info

Is available by contacting Council's Customer Service Centre:
Phone: 1300 69 22 47
Email: council@cairns.qld.gov.au

Last updated: 21 August 2018

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PLEASE NOTE - Munro Martin Parklands will be closed to the public from Wed 29 Aug and reopening Tue 4 Sept for the set up and performance of Superheroes - live movie themes by Queensland Symphony Orchestra such as Superman, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean and more. Book your tickets, pack your picnic, kids and light sabers! Tickets are available from Ticketlink.
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It’s time to gather your family, friends and a picnic together and experience a seriously spooky and freakishly fun night under the starry night sky when Opera Queensland present their gothic comedy Ruddigore, or The Witch’s Curse! at the stunning Munro Martin Parklands this Saturday 18 August. Grab your tix now via www.ticketlink.com.au
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