Notices & Closures
Friday Jan 19 @ 11:30 am
All grass fields are OPEN for regular scheduled games with the exception of Inter river 4 & 8, the games on those fields have been moved.
With a chance of rain this evening, please check the twitter feeds for any closures of grass fields over the weekend. If this ocurs please move to your alternates.
All Artificial turf fields are OPEN for regular scheduled games.
Weekend field update line: 604.983.6503 - You must have a Twitter account to communicate with @DNVfields or @CNVFields on Twitter. This is the easiest way to contact Parks staff in regards to field conditions or light issues.
Kirkstone Artificial turf lights are now changed to a code pad, same as the other artificial turf fields. The code is 505001.
Remember, that there is no 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.
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 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'.