Kirkby has a variety of greenspace, sports facilities and sports clubs

Kirkby has a range of different parks and playgrounds.  The parkland includes public gardens, grassy valleys, woodland plantations, ponds, lakes and riverside walks.  There are a total of 7 playgrounds in Kirkby, spread across 6 parks.  There are also a couple of allotment sites within the town.

Kirkby has both public and private leisure centres and sports facilities, including swimming pools, gyms, sports halls, all-weather pitches, and a number of smaller multi-sport courts.

There are several sports clubs in Kirkby, most of which are based at leisure centres, with some others like martial arts and boxing based at other venues.