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Sports Fields Updates & Closures
The City of Port Coquitlam maintains 16 sand and soil based sportsfields, 2 artificial turf fields, 1 artificial warm up field and 23 ball fields.

The sportsfield inventory is comprised of both City and School District owned fields that are maintained by City staff. Working together, along with sport user groups, the City is committed to providing safe, quality sport surfaces for year round use.

In order to keep the City’s sportsfields in optimum condition, proper maintenance, play management and continued cooperation between the City, the School District and sport users is essential.

Field Closures
Unsafe field conditions caused by poor weather are the primary reason for sportsfield closures. Experience has shown that most turf damage occurs with field overuse or use during inclement weather. If your home field is damaged as a result of play during inclement weather the City may not be able to provide an alternative facility. Thus it is in everyone's interest to ensure that fields are not used when play damages the playing surface. In order to meet the demand for high quality fields and to ensure a safe playing field both weather and field conditions are regularly monitored to ensure that scheduled games do not:
When a field is closed, it is the responsibility of sport team coaches to ensure that the field is not played upon. Any teams confirmed playing on the field may forfeit the right to play on that field for the remainder of the season.

Field Closure Procedure
Fields are inspected daily on weekends between September and March and weekly throughout the rest of the year by the City’s Park’s Turf Technicians. If any of the following conditions occur, fields may be temporarily or permanently closed.
Field Open - Coaches Responsibilities
Although fields may be open for play, weather and field conditions may deteriorate by game time. In these situations, it is the responsibility of field users to determine whether or not to resume play. Coaches are asked to avoid high use areas near the goals when using fields for practices, and to not practice on wet fields.

User Discretion - Coaches Responsibilities
With User Discretion we have empowered the user to make common sense decisions on game day time about whether or not to cancel an event on their field. We ask that if there is frost or standing water on any area of the field or it is too wet to play, to postpone and re-schedule the event. Please notify the Field Booking Clerk at 604.927.7902 the next day to advise if you have postponed an event.

Field Maintenance
For field maintenance inquiries please contact:
Booking Fields
Port Coquitlam sportsfields are booked on a rental basis. If you wish to rent a field, please fill
out the Fields Request Form completely prior to booking.

For more information or to book sportsfields, please call 604-927-7902 or email Anne Berg at
berga@portcoquitlam.ca
Last Updated:1/21/2013 3:44:32 PM