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Highlight_smokefreeSports fields in Kelowna are used for a number of activities such as baseball, slow pitch, volleyball and soccer. Fields are booked through Active Living & Culture for Sports Leagues and special sporting events. When not in use, fields are open for the general public.

To book a field or facility, call 250-469-8504 or check out Facility Rentals. For information on field use, view the City's Conditions of Use and Allocation Policy.

Field maintenance: Not an average lawn

The City has a turf maintenance schedule that optimizes topdressing, overseeding, irrigation and aeration. During maintenance, field closures may be necessary and last approximately three weeks. Signs are usually posted at the site to inform the public of the closure.

Using fields that are under maintenance can cause damage that will affect the turf's condition and therefore require longer closure times as well as an additional cost.  

The Field Closures Q & A has more information on field maintenance and water conservation practices. Check out the Sport Fields Maintenance Schedule or call 250-469-8503 ext. 2 to find out which fields are closed due to weather or other events.

Residents may notice that sports fields are mowed at a shorter height and watered more frequently than in other parts of the park to provide optimum playing conditions. Many sports fields are sand-based to guard against compaction and because sand doesn't hold the water as well as soil, it requires more frequent watering.  After re-seeding, the fields require more frequent watering and occasional light day time watering to promote seed germination.

Park Services crews will also test the irrigation system during the day for short periods of time.

Irrigation Winterization

City staff conduct winterization of the irrigation on sports fields during the month of October. Water in the pipes will freeze in the winter and cause them to break if they are not winterized (blown out). Residents may notice Parks staff on site with a compressor that will blow air through the irrigation lines. Irrigation sprinklers will start streaming water and when the lines are empty a fine mist will indicate that the water has been removed. Signs will be posted at each site to inform residents that this activity is taking place.

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Report a problem

If you see garbage/debris that needs to be picked up or any other park problems, report them through our service request system.

For information on City sports fields maintenance, call Park Services at 250-71-PARKS.

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