The sports field inventory consists of both City and School District #43 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 sports fields in optimum condition, proper maintenance, play management and continued cooperation between the City, School District #43 and sport users is essential.
Field Closure Line: 604.927.5455 – recorded message with status of all fields.
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:
- Cause abnormal damage to the field surface
- Jeopardize further scheduled use of fields
- Compromise personal safety of league players or general public
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 Turf Technicians. If any of the following conditions occur, fields may be temporarily or permanently closed.
- Standing water on field
- Snow pack
- Frozen field
- Ongoing field repair
- Periods of forecasted severe weather warnings
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 - Coach's 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.
For field maintenance inquiries please contact:
- 778.875.7705 on weekends, 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (September to March 31).
- 604.927.5496 on weekdays, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Monday to Friday)
If you wish to reserve a sport field, please fill out a Fields Request Form. Staff will endeavour to answer your request within 2-3 business days.
For more information on fields, call 604.927.7902 (Monday to Friday - 9am to 4pm, excluding statutory holidays) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.