August 18: Planned Outage of Websites and Online Services for Maintenance

Posted August 17, 2018

On Saturday, August 18 from 2:00 AM - 5:00 AM and 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, the City's websites and online services will be intermittently unavailable while system maintenance is performed. We thank you for your patience.

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Sports Field Status

We're Back in September

Field updates are over for the season and will resume in September. Enjoy your summer! 

During the Winter Months

During the winter (September to March), 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.

Fields will be shown as either open, closed or user discretion. "User discretion" allows user groups to make a decision regarding field conditions prior to the start of the game. User discretion MUST be always used on all Burnaby fields. 

Fields can be determined playable provided the following conditions DO NOT exist:

  • Standing water on field
  • Frost or frozen ground conditions
  • Snow on the field of play and surrounding areas. Please note: snow removal is NOT permitted on any fields. 

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.

Updated as of Tuesday, May 8, 2018  @ 9:30am

Artificial Turf Fields

Type Status Comments
Burnaby Lake Sports Complex West Field # 1  Artificial
Burnaby Lake Sports Complex West Field # 2  Artificial
Burnaby Lake Sports Complex West Field # 3  Artificial 
Burnaby Lake Sports Complex West Field # 4  Artificial 
Burnaby Central Secondary School  Artificial 
Burnaby North Secondary School  Artificial                            
Byrne Creek Secondary School  Artificial 

Cariboo Hill Secondary School  Artificial 


Grass Fields

Type Status Comments
Beecher Mini # 1 Grass
Bell Mini # 1 Grass        
Bonsor - Super 8 Grass                         
Burnaby Heights Park Grass                      
Burnaby Lake Sports Complex East # 1 Grass             
Burnaby Lake Sports Complex East # 2 Grass 

Burnaby Lake Sports Complex East # 3 Grass                    
Burnaby Lake Sports Complex East # 4 Grass                    
Burnaby Lake Sports Complex East # 5 Grass                      
Burnaby Lake Sports Complex East # 6 Grass 

Burnaby Lake Sports Complex East # 7 Grass 
Burnaby Lake Sports Complex East # 8 Grass      
Burnaby Lake Sports Complex East # 9 Grass                                
Charles Rummel Mini # 1  Grass            
Charles Rummel Mini # 2  Grass           
Confederation Park Mini # 1 - Upper  Grass             
Confederation Park Mini #2 - Upper  Grass             
Confederation Park Oval  Grass              
Harwood Park  Grass             
Harwood Park Mini # 1  Grass              
Harwood Park Mini # 2  Grass              
Kensington # 4  Grass             
Kensington Mini # 3   Grass              
Kensington # 5  Grass 
Kisbey - Super 8  Grass              
Riverway # 1 Lower East  Grass             
Riverway # 2 Lower West  Grass 
Riverway # 3 Upper East  Grass             
Riverway # 4 Upper West  Grass 
Riverway Mini # 5 Lower East  Grass 
Riverway Mini # 6 Lower West  Grass          
Riverway Mini # 7 Upper West  Grass 
Riverway Mini # 8 Upper East  Grass             
Wesburn Park  Grass

Willingdon - Super 8  Grass 


Gravel Fields

Type Status Comments
All fields Gravel Open  

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 and field could be shut down for an undetermined time for repairs.