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Sports Field Closures

During the winter, sports fields are inspected each week to determine their condition and availability for play. The field closure announcement will be made by 2:00 PM on Thursdays on both the phone line (604-294-7984) and the website, and then, as needed, a revised update will be made by 11:00 AM on Fridays.

Changing Weather Conditions Updates

During changing weather conditions, please call the FIELD INFO LINE (604-294-7984) for the most up-to-date sports field closure information.

User discretion MUST always be used on all Burnaby fields. Snow removal is NOT permitted on any fields.


Closure Updates: (Updated as of December 18, 2014)

Artificial Turf Fields

Type Status Comments
Burnaby Lake Sports Complex West Field # 1  Artificial   Closed  Closed for holidays
Burnaby Lake Sports Complex West Field # 2  Artificial  Closed Closed for holidays
Burnaby Lake Sports Complex West Field # 3  Artificial  Closed Closed for holidays
Burnaby Lake Sports Complex West Field # 4  Artificial  Closed Closed for holidays
Burnaby Central Secondary School  Artificial  Open  
Burnaby North Secondary School  Artificial  Open  
Byrne Creek Secondary School  Artificial  Open  
Cariboo Hill Secondary School  Artificial  Open   

 

Grass & All Weather Fields

Type Status Comments
Beecher Mini # 1 Grass Open User discretion
Bell Mini # 1 Grass Open User discretion
Bonsor - Super 8 Grass  Closed  
Burnaby Heights Park Grass  Open User discretion
Burnaby Lake Sports Complex East # 1 Grass  Open  Rugby 
Burnaby Lake Sports Complex East # 2 Grass  Open Rugby 
Burnaby Lake Sports Complex East # 3 Grass  Open Flyers 
Burnaby Lake Sports Complex East # 4 Grass  Open  Flyers 
Burnaby Lake Sports Complex East # 5 Grass  Open Flyers 
Burnaby Lake Sports Complex East # 6 Grass  Open Flyers 
Burnaby Lake Sports Complex East # 7 Grass  Open User discretion
Burnaby Lake Sports Complex East # 8 Grass  Open User discretion
Burnaby Lake Sports Complex East # 9 Grass Open User discretion
Charles Rummel Mini # 1  Grass  Open User discretion
Charles Rummel Mini # 2  Grass Open  User discretion
Confederation Park Mini # 1 - Upper  Grass  Open  User discretion
Confederation Park Mini #2 - Upper  Grass  Open  User discretion
Confederation Park Oval  Grass  Open  User discretion
Harwood Park  Grass  Open User discretion
Harwood Park Mini # 1  Grass  Open  User discretion
Harwood Park Mini # 2  Grass  Open User discretion
Kensington # 4  Grass  Open  User discretion
Kensington Mini # 4   Grass  Open  User discretion
Kensington # 5  Grass  Open  User discretion
Kisbey - Super 8  Grass  Open User discretion
Riverway # 1 Lower East  Grass  Open User discretion
Riverway # 2 Lower West  Grass  Open User discretion
Riverway # 3 Upper East  Grass  Open User discretion
Riverway # 4 Upper West  Grass  Open  User discretion
Riverway Mini # 5 Lower East  Grass  Open User discretion
Riverway Mini # 6 Lower West  Grass  Open User discretion
Riverway Mini # 7 Upper West  Grass  Open  User discretion
Riverway Mini # 8 Upper East  Grass  Open  User discretion
Wesburn Park  Grass Open User discretion
Willingdon - Super 8  Grass  Open User discretion

 

Gravel Fields

Type Status Comments
All fields Gravel User Discretion This message will be updated if the situation changes before Thursday each week.  

Determining Conditions

In deciding whether to CLOSE a field, Parks staff will take into account the safety and playability of the field, as well as any potential damage it could suffer due to play in poor conditions. If staff determine that a field is CLOSED due to poor conditions, this field will not be available for use until a subsequent inspection is carried out by designated City of Burnaby staff.

A field in marginal condition may be available for use depending on the weather and state of the field at the time of inspection. In this case, Parks staff will leave the field OPEN TO USER DISCRETION. In general, if weather and surface conditions improve by the weekend, the field may be suitable for use. However, if the weather deteriorates, or field conditions remain poor (snow, frost, standing water, muddy or mushy playing surface), user groups are expected to show good judgement by not using the field. If poor judgement is exercised by user groups, and field damage occurs, groups may incur fines.