Services » Recreation, Amenity & Emergency Services

The Recreation, Amenity & Emergency Services Directorate has responsibility for  amenities, sports, cemeteries, libraries, the City Museum, the City Archives, Fire, Civil Defence and Emergency Planning, Building Control, Veterinary function, the Coroners Service and Plant & Machinery. 

Sports Development Officer (021) 492 4323

Mahon Municipal Golf Course
Mahon  Golf Course is an 18 hole golf course set between Clover Hill and the estuary of the Douglas River which attracts constant praise from golfers.

Leisure Centres

Cork City Council has 3 leisure centres, Leisureworld Bishopstown  Leisureworld Churchfield and  Douglas, operated by Leisureworld on our behalf.  All 3 facilities have pools, with Bishopstown and Churchfield having pitches, gyms, and saunas. See for further details.

The Council also  has a leisure centre, the Glen Resource Centre incorporating all weather pitches, meeting rooms, zip wire courses etc, managed by Glen Resource Centre Ltd on our behalf – see  

The Council has 2 indoor sports halls managed by the City of Cork VEC .

  • Sports Hall at Scoil Stiofan Naofa   021- 4961020
  • Sports Hall at Terence Mc Swiney College 021 - 4397740


The Parks Department maintains a number of walkways and parks in the City. A number of new parks have opened in recent years, with a major investment as well in playgrounds and Multi User Games Areas .

E mail

Phone 021 492 4323

Parks Nursery (021) 429 4462
Parks Depot, Togher (021) 454 6230
Parks Depot, Glen (021) 450 4657
Parks Depot, Fairhill (021) 430 4431
Fitzgeralds Park, The Mardyke (021) 434 5228
Parks Capital Project (021) 492 4441

 Cork City Council manages four Municipal Cemeteries:

  • St. Finbarr’s, Glasheen Road, Cork. Tel: 021- 454 5997
  • St. Joseph’s, Tory Top Road, Ballyphehane, Cork. Tel: 021 - 432 0191
  • St. Catherine’s, Kilcully, Co. Cork. Tel: 021- 430 0669
  • St. Michael’s and New, Blackrock, Cork. Tel:  021 - 435 7890


Recreation, Amenity and Culture News
Sports Capital Grant 2012

Cork City Council Sports Capital Grant Scheme 2012

Cork City Council is to reintroduce its Sports Capital Grant Scheme in 2012.

Allotments T

Cork City Council opens first Allotments in many years

Street Performers Festival in Fitzgerald Park thumb

Street Performers Festival

Street Performers Festival in Fitzgerald Park, June 2011.

Contact Us

ckc-phone-icon-58w.jpg Telephone General Office (021) 492 4333 / 4323
Fax (021) 492 4651

ckc-typewriter-icon-58w.jpg Address: Recreation, Amenity and Emergency Services Directorate, Cork City Council, City Hall, Anglesea Street, Cork.

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  • To protect and enhance the natural environment of the city and improve the quality of life of all stakeholders by the provision of high quality recreational opportunities for all age groups.
  • Develop the library service as a community resource for education, recreation, culture, heritage and life long learning.
  • Work with the local community and other agencies to reduce risk to life and property and to efficiently and promptly respond to fires and other emergencies when they arise.
Our Services
  • Recreation & Amenity
  • Provision and maintenance of parks, walkways, leisure centres, sports pitches, golf course, basketball, tennis courts.
  • Cork City Fire Brigade