Services » Recreation & Sport

The Parks, Recreation & Sport Division has responsibility for amenities, including all parks, sporting facilities, and the four Cork City Council owned cemeteries.

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 & Sport News
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Bonfire Night in Cork City Parks

Bonfire 2011

Bonfire Night Safety

Advice on staying safe during Bonfire Night

Inclusive Playground project at Fitzgerald Park will commence April 27th 2015

Inclusive Playground project at Fitzgerald Park will commence April 27th 2015

Contact Us

ckc-phone-icon-58w.jpg Telephone General Office (021) 492 4333 / 4731
Fax (021) 492 4651

ckc-typewriter-icon-58w.jpg Address: Recreation & Sport Division, Environment & Recreation 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.
  • To provide good quality, well maintained burial facilities accessible to the people of Cork at as reasonable a cost as possible.
  • To develop and promote sports participation and healthy lifestyles.
Our Services
  • Provision and maintenance of parks, walkways, leisure centres, sports pitches, golf course, basketball, tennis courts.
  • Provision, care and maintenance of four municipal cemeteries.
  • Golf Course
    Provision, care and maintenance of an 18 hole golf course.