General customer service centres Turku-piste and Monitori provide guidance on the different types of services available in Turku. For example, services related to sports, well-being and education have their individual help desks that offer more in-depth information.
At Turku-piste, you can find information on
- the city’s services and decisions
- various other matters, including housing, construction and repairs
Monitori Joint Services functions as a joint service centre for
Beach volleyball courts are soft sand courts.
All beach volleyball courts are free of charge for everyone. Regular reservations can be applied for some of the courts and are distributed every spring. Public reservations can be made at any time during the season via Timmi reservation planner. Permissions for events must be applied for two months in advance. One must be of age in order to make reservations.
Some of the courts are in free use. All courts can be used freely if there are no reservations at the time.
There are clay, artificial lawn and asphalt surface courts for tennis players in Turku. Clay courts can be used only with reservation. Other courts can be used by anyone if they are free.
Please note that it is also possible to make reservation online. TVS-Tennis ry is responsible for the reservations of the Sports Park tennis courts.
Both public and regular reservations for the artificial turf fields can be booked in the reservation planner Timmi. When a field is free, one can play there without a reservation. Night time silence at 22-07.
There are 12 artificial turf fields in total, of which six are standard size fields and six are for small sided games (min. 40 x 60 m). The artificial turf on the fields is made of either crumb rubber or sand.
In addition to beach volleyball courts, Turku city has outdoor volleyball courts that have a stone dust surface. Usage of volleyball courts doesn't require reservation. Courts are open and free of charge for everyone.
During summertime the best places for aquatic activities are the Kupittaa Outdoor Swimming Arena and the Samppalinna Outdoor Swimming Stadium. Kupittaa is the long time favourite of families with children. Samppalinna offers excellent facilities for fitness swimmers as well.
You can do self-directed aqua jogging in all indoor and outdoor swimming pools and beaches maintained by Turku City. Instructed aqua jogging is available at Impivaara Swimming Hall.
Aqua jogging belts can be borrowed free of charge in: Impivaara Swimming Centre, Petrelius Swimming Hall, Kupittaa and Samppalinna Outdoor Swimming Arenas.
You can use your own clean aqua jogging belt in indoor and outdoor swimming pools. At beaches you must have your own aqua jogging belt with you.
The City of Turku maintains some sports and exercise halls where it is possible to do many kinds of sports and exercise. Some of the halls are open for both individual users as well as for groups. Some halls serve only sports and exercise clubs and their members.
The City of Turku maintains one skateboard hall and eight skateboarding places and skateparks.
City of Turku is renting and borrowing sports and leisure equipment. Fendari is borrowing equipment for outdoor use and others for sports.
The Impivaara Swimming Centre and the Petrelius Swimming Hall offer a wide range of opportunities for water exercise and working out in the gym. They also offer water aerobics classes and other types of organised sports. The swimming pools are closed during a part of summer, at which time it is possible to swim in the Kupittaa Outdoor Swimming Arena and the Samppalinna Outdoor Swimming Stadium.
You can see the list of all beaches in Turku. Click on the name of a beach and then "Show more" to see all the information about the beach.
The City of Turku maintains 21 fitness trails.
You can see the information of Turku City gyms listed below. In two of the gyms the services are produced by a sports club or a third sector operator. In the rest of the gyms by the Sports Services Centre.
Activities for children aged 1.5–6 are organized at playgrounds on weekdays between 9.00 and 12.30.
To let your child play safely outdoors together with other children supervised by the playground attendants, please enroll by contacting the day care workers of the playground directly. Also please note that there will be no playground activities if temperature is -12 degrees Celsius or below.
In winter, ski trails are made throughout Turku. The number of ski trails depends on how much snow there is. If there is little snow, skiing is only possible in the Nunnavuori area in Impivaara. If there is a lot of snow, ski trails are made throughout the region.