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The Parks, Recreation & Sport Section has responsibility for the maintenance and provision of all City Council parks and amenities such as walkways, playgrounds, pitches, golf course and the provision of recreation/leisure centres, multi user games areas and tennis courts.

The Division also has responsibility for the maintenance of four City Council Cemeteries.


The goals of the Division include

  • 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 participation in sport, particularly in disadvantaged communities.

Contact Details:

Parks, Recreation & Sport Division Environment & Recreation Directorate Cork City Council City Hall Cork. T12 T997

Tel:          021 492 4333 and 492 4731                E-mail:

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 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


The four cemeteries provide a quality and caring burial service to bereaved families. The individual cemeteries are maintained to a high standard and therefore are considered by local residents within their catchment area as local parks and tranquil spaces for walking and sitting. They provide refuge for nature and their maintenance is tailored to increase bio-diversity.



The Parks, Recreation & Sport Section has responsibility for the maintenance and provision of all City Council Parks and amenities such as walkways, playgrounds, pitches, golf course and the provision of recreation/leisure centres, multi user games areas and tennis courts.  

Further Information is available at: Parks Section

Park Opening Hours

 All City Parks follow the same opening and closing schedule.

Parks Opening Hours
Month Open From Closed At 
November to February 8.30 a.m.  5.00 p.m.
March 8.30 a.m.   6.00 p.m.
April 8.30 a.m.   8.00 p.m.
May 8.30 a.m.   9.00 p.m.
June & July 8.30 a.m.  10.00 p.m. 
August  8.30 a.m.   9.00 p.m.
September  8.30 a.m.  8.00 p.m.
October  8.30 a.m.  6.00 p.m.
 Saturdays & Sundays 10.00 a.m.  
 Bank Holidays 10.00 a.m  


Sports Development Officer (021) 492 4741

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.

See for further details.


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, ski slope, 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, including Fitzgeralds Park which is the largest Park in the City and Skate Park at the Mardyke, with a major investment as well in playgrounds and Multi User Games Areas .

Park Opening Hours:

Month                                          Open From            Closed At

November to February                    8.30a.m.                  5.00p.m.

March                                            8.30a.m.                  6.00p.m.

April                                              8.30a.m.                  8.00p.m.

May                                               8.30a.m.                  9.00p.m.

June & July                                    8.30a.m.                 10.00p.m.

August                                          8.30a.m.                   9.00p.m.

September                                    8.30a.m.                   8.00p.m.

October                                        8.30a.m.                    6.00p.m.

Saturdays & Sundays                    10.00a.m.

Bank Holidays                              10.00a.m.

E mail

Phone 021 492 4729 or 492 4333.

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

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Contact Us

ckc-phone-icon-58w.jpgTelephone General Office (021) 492 4333 / 4731

‌                Address: Parks, Recreation & Sport Division, Environment & Recreation Directorate, Cork City Council, City Hall, Anglesea Street, Cork. T12 T997

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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.