Outdoor activities

Brisbane City Council manages a variety of outdoor sporting and leisure facilities. These include sports complexes, swimming pools, water play areas, skate parks, bike paths, boat and canoe ramps, pontoons, fishing platforms, golf courses and tennis courts. Council also runs a wide range of recreation programs catering to different age groups and interests.

Council delivered new and improved skate facilities at the Balmoral Youth Space, Murrarie Skate Park and Grovely and Ashgrove Skate Spots in 2018. Find out more.


Council pools

Council has 22 swimming pools across Brisbane with various facilities at each location. Check your local pool for information about pool locations, opening hours, facilities and entry fees.

Cycling in Brisbane

Learn about cycling in Brisbane, including CityCycle bike hire, our free membership-based Cycling Brisbane program and route planner, bikeway projects, closures and more. 

Active and healthy in Brisbane

Find how Council supports you to become active and healthy with programs such as Active Parks, Chillout, GOLD, GOLD 'n' Kids, Heart Foundation Walking and more. Most of our fitness activities are free or low-cost.

Hibiscus Sports Complex

Find information on Hibiscus Sports Complex, Upper Mount Gravatt, including available facilities and more.

Ladies walking


Council has a number of walking trails, including public art and heritage trails. You can also find a Heart Foundation Walking group.


Council owns and manages two 18 hole pay-and-play golf courses. The two courses located at St Lucia and Victoria Park open seven days a week (excluding Christmas Day).

Tennis courts

Tennis courts are available for community use in Brisbane parks, tennis clubs and schools. Find a court in your area to book a game.

Boating, canoeing and fishing

A list of boat and canoe ramps, pontoons and land-based fishing platforms for public use in Brisbane.

Exercise equipment in parks

More than 150 Council parks have exercise equipment, providing an opportunity to exercise and get fit outdoors for free.

Basketball and netball

There are over 200 Council parks with basketball/netball facilities, including half courts, hoops and keyways.

Skate parks

Find the location and facilities available for skateboarders, bladers and BMX bike riders in Brisbane.

BMX parks

There are 20 parks across Brisbane offering BMX facilities including dirt tracks and hills and various types of jumps.

Aqua parks and water play areas

Find Brisbane-based water play areas in Council parks and pools with water play features and wading pools suitable for kids and toddlers.

Rebound walls in parks

Find a rebound wall in a Council park for tennis hit-up practice, soccer kicking fun or handball.

Personal mobility devices

Find out where you can ride personal mobility devices (PMDs) in Brisbane.

Sport and recreation precinct planning

Council undertakes sport and recreation precinct plans, in consultation with Council’s community facility tenants and community users. This ensures the optimal use of valuable community facilities and to inform the future investment, development and management of these sites.

Brisbane Off-Road Cycling Plan project

Council is creating a city-wide plan to provide off-road cycling facilities for children, adults and families within bushland reserves and parks.

Queensland Moto Park (outside Brisbane)

The Queensland Moto Park offers off-road trail bikers a legal, family-friendly riding option suitable for beginners though to advanced riders. The site, the first of its kind in Australia, is located at Wyaralong, between Beaudesert and Boonah. The park opened in December 2011 and was established thanks to the investment of over two million dollars by eight South East Queensland Councils (including Brisbane City Council) and Queensland Government. Motorcycling Queensland is the operator of the park. Bookings are required and fees apply to use this facility.

To see what events are coming up, or to find out more about the park including opening hours visit Queensland Moto Park.