Notices & Closures
Sept 20 2019 @ 12:45PM
Grass field closed this weekend are: Roche Point, Eldon and Norseman.
All other District and City Grass fields are open but please check before your games the twitter feeds for updates and closures due to heavy rains expected on Sunday. You may not play on a field that is water logged, soft-muddy or has standing water, either cancel the game or use your alternate.
All Artficial Truf fields in the City and District are open for league play. They will all be monitored through out the weekend.
The easiest way to contact Parks staff in regards to field conditions/keys/lights/goals etc. is with Twitter. You will need a twitter account to communicate with @DNVfields or @CNVFields.
Remember, that there is no soccer practicing on grass playing fields, we have artificial turf and all weather fields for additional practice times. There are Rangers out monitoring the fields, if you are found on a grass playing fields without a permit, this will be reported to your club and diciplinary action will occur.
Weekend field update line: 604.983.6503
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.
You will need to purchase for $5 a Super 8 key from the Delbrook Community Recreation Front Desk. This key is also the Lime Shack key.
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'.