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Sports Field Status

Sports Facilities Closure

Effective March 23, all sports facilities within City of Burnaby parks are closed until further notice. This includes all playing fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, baseball diamonds, lacrosse boxes, skate parks and disc golf. More information on city closures »

During the fall and winter months (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 March 12, 2020 at 1:45 PM

Artificial Turf Fields

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

 

Grass Fields

Type Status Comments
Beecher Mini # 1 Grass CLOSED
Bell Mini # 1 Grass CLOSED
Bonsor - Super 8 Grass  CLOSED
Burnaby Heights Park Grass  CLOSED
Burnaby Lake Sports Complex East # 1 Grass  CLOSED
Burnaby Lake Sports Complex East # 2 Grass  CLOSED
Burnaby Lake Sports Complex East # 3 Grass 

CLOSED


Burnaby Lake Sports Complex East # 4 Grass  CLOSED
Burnaby Lake Sports Complex East # 5 Grass  CLOSED
Burnaby Lake Sports Complex East # 6 Grass  CLOSED
Burnaby Lake Sports Complex East # 7 Grass  CLOSED
Burnaby Lake Sports Complex East # 8 Grass  CLOSED
Burnaby Lake Sports Complex East # 9 Grass CLOSED    
Charles Rummel Mini # 1  Grass 

CLOSED

Charles Rummel Mini # 2  Grass

CLOSED

Confederation Park Mini  - Upper  A Grass  CLOSED
Confederation Park Mini  - Upper  B Grass  CLOSED
Confederation Park Mini #3 

Grass

CLOSED
Confederation Park Oval  Grass  CLOSED
Harwood Park  Grass  CLOSED
Harwood Park Mini # 1  Grass  CLOSED
Harwood Park Mini # 2  Grass  CLOSED
Kensington # 4  Grass  CLOSED
Kensington Mini # 3   Grass  CLOSED
Kensington # 5  Grass  CLOSED
Kisbey - Super 8  Grass  CLOSED
Riverway # 1 Lower East  Grass  CLOSED
Riverway # 2 Lower West  Grass  CLOSED
Riverway # 3 Upper East  Grass  CLOSED
Riverway # 4 Upper West  Grass  CLOSED
Riverway Mini # 5 Lower East  Grass  CLOSED
Riverway Mini # 6 Lower West  Grass  CLOSED
Riverway Mini # 7 Upper West  Grass  CLOSED
Riverway Mini # 8 Upper East  Grass  CLOSED
Squint Lake Super 8
Grass CLOSED
Wesburn Park Grass CLOSED
Willingdon - Super 8 Grass CLOSED

Gravel Fields

Type Status Comments
All fields Gravel

CLOSED

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.