Notices & Closures
Weekend field update line: 604.983.6503 - Follow @DNVfields or @CNVFields on Twitter.
There is NO soccer, football, ultimate practices or pick up games allowed on the grass sports fields. The grass sports fields are closed for renovations, reseeding and rest from April 30 to Sept 8. All weather fields or artificial turf fields are provided for practicing or exhibition games and can be booked by permit through the parks & fields office.
The Parks and bylaw staff will monitor the grass sports fields and any groups found to be practicing/playing on grass fields may receive fines and possible game suspensions. The occurrance will be forwarded to your Club president for disciplinary action.
All artificial turf fields are OPEN for scheduled play.
If you have any questions about the fields after 4pm, please correspond with the @DNVfield or @CNVfields twitter accounts.
Please remember to lock up the Super 8 goals to prevent injuries. This is monitored by the District and City field staff.
You will need to purchase a Super 8 key from the Delbrook Community Recreation Front Desk. This key is also the Lime Shack key.
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'.