COVID-19 Notices & Closures
Friday June 11 @ 3:40pm
All ATF fields are OPEN for permitted play this weekend. Park Rangers will be monitoring all fields to make sure user groups are in compliance.
With the new PHO being updated May 25, we have received over 70 new field and park requests, please have patience as we nagivate getting all these requests filled in a timely fashion.
For more information, https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/info/restrictions
Under the new PSO order :
Youth and adult games and practices may proceed.
No spectators are allowed at any sports activities unless to provide care for child or youth.
As always, coach (or designate) to walk field prior to use. Make sure to follow the twitter feeds for information throughout the weekend about field changes.
Super 8 goals must be moved after each game to reduce wear on the same area of the field.
It is imperative for the safety of your players and the public to please remember to lock up the Super 8 goals to prevent injuries. This is monitored by the District and City field staff.
Super 8/lime shack keys are now provided by the youth soccer clubs. Anyone else needing a key will need to contact our office to meet and purchase keys as Delbrook center remains partially closed at this time.
If you have any questions about the fields after 4pm on Friday, please correspond with the @DNVfield or @CNVfields twitter accounts as they are available all weekend.
Information from City parks: City Fix. This is the City of North Vancouver’s app that allows the public to quickly alert the City about possible issues within the jurisdiction of the CNV. It is available for download for iPhone and Android devices. For after-hours emergencies (After 5pm and holidays) user groups can call 604-988-2212.
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'.