Parks, culture and leisure

Parks, gardens, trees and countryside, leisure and sports facilities, museums and galleries, what's on and events.

Leisure centres

Whether you want to work hard in the gym or cool down in a swimming pool, our leisure centres have a wide range of things to do ...


Details about open access land and the rights of way network.

Community centres and volunteering

Hire a room or have a go at family-friendly activities at one of Carlisle's community centres. Or why not give up some of your spare time and volunteer?

Sports ground safety

Under the Safety of Sports Grounds Act 1975, certain premises, such as large football stadiums, require a general safety certificate, issued by the council.