Sports and recreation programs

Residents of all ages and abilities can experience an exciting and diverse range of recreation programs offered by Brisbane City Council. These initiatives encourage residents from all walks of life to enjoy an active and healthy lifestyle.

Brisbane will be your backdrop, with its many parks, pools, waterways and venues. Council offers a range of options, from fun and relaxing activities such as meditation and Chinese painting, to high energy activities like abseiling, dancing and exercise classes.

Experience the different ways you, your family and friends can actively enjoy Australia's new world city.

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Feedback and more information 

We value your feedback on the programs. Please send comments, feedback or enquires by email to the Active and Healthy Team.


Fitness, strength and recreation activities

Would you like to get fitter or stronger and have some fun? Council's recreation programs include all sorts of activities for fitness and strength all for free or at a low cost.

Active Parks

Active Parks offers you a chance to enjoy an active and healthy lifestyle in Brisbane's great outdoors. There are activities available for everyone including tree climbing, fitness classes and kayaking. Check out what's on offer in the Active Parks program. To find out more about park facilities, including disability access, search the park by suburb.

Growing Older & Living Dangerously

The GOLD program provides free or low-cost activities for residents 50 years and over. Includes events for fitness, arts and craft, hobbies and much more.

GOLD n' kids

GOLD n kids is a program of events for grandparents and their grandchildren, aged four years and over, for both generations to enjoy together.

Chill Out

10 - 17 year olds can beat the school holiday boredom, make new friends and develop new skills by taking part in free or low-cost activities.

Sports and leisure facilities

Find out about sporting and leisure facilities including sports complexes, swimming pools, skate parks, bike paths, boat and canoe ramps and more.


Keep active and get healthy with Council's Gonewalking program. With over 80 free walks across Brisbane, you can find a walking group near you.

Black Diamonds

Council's Black Diamonds program is designed for young Murri and Islander people. Activities include sport and recreation, arts and culture and more.