Notices & Closures
Please respect the closure of Fen Burdett, obey signs and don't go beyond the fencing.
Fen Burdett is closed for track surface installation.
*Please note that the roundabout at William Griffin A.T. is NOT to be stopped or parked on, it has a yellow line around it signifying "NO PARKING".
William Griffin, Sutherland, Confederation and Windsor Artificial turf fields are open.
*Please respect the fencing at Fen Burdett field as it is still a construction site. City parks would prefer parking at 16th and Forbes. Washrooms will be open.
Kinsman Grass is open for soccer league games only.
If you have any concerns or need direction about the status of a field over the weekend, please correspond with the @DNVfield or @CNVfields twitter accounts.
View the twitter feed updates below.
For directions and a map to each location, visit the Vancouver Sports website and use the alphabetical directory.
Updates on sport field status and conditions
When it comes to North Vancouver's playing fields, field maintenance and player safety are top priorities. Playing fields are maintained by the District of North Vancouver, the City of North Vancouver or School District #44, depending on their location. To keep fields playable throughout the whole season and preserve them from extensive damage, we ask that users not play on the fields when they are closed or following inclement weather.
Closures are based on a review of field conditions by the District and City of North Vancouver's Parks employees. We use the following criteria to determine whether a field should be closed:
- Heavy rain warnings
- Standing water or large muddy areas on the playing surface
- Frost, ice, snow or frozen playing surface.
Please note that closed means CLOSED! Anyone playing on a closed field will not be covered by insurance. Any coach using a closed field will be liable for repairs. Any team or group found playing on a closed field may lose their field permits and/or be subject to fines.
Leagues that book a field are responsible for evaluating field conditions before play and for reporting any hazards or safety issues. To report any problems, call 604-983-6318, email us, or fill out our online Field Maintenance & Incident Report.
Use common sense when examining field conditions. A playable grass or all weather field will be:
- Relatively dry and free draining
- Firm and slightly springy
- Without puddles, muddy spots, ice, frost or snow.
Keep in mind that adults weigh more than children and can cause considerably more damage to a soft field. When conditions are questionable, the referee is responsible for making the final decision on the field's playability. With marginal conditions, coaches and managers can suggest that players 'play to protect themselves'.