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Sports Field Status

Current Status & Updates

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.

Artificial Turf Fields

Type Status Comments
Burnaby Lake Sports Complex West Field # 1  Artificial Open  
Burnaby Lake Sports Complex West Field # 2  Artificial Open 
Burnaby Lake Sports Complex West Field # 3  Artificial  Open
Burnaby Lake Sports Complex West Field # 4  Artificial  Open
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 Fields

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

 

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.