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Spring Sports Site Conditions

All sports fields are closed through April 1st.

During the spring leagues you should use caution when playing on fields after rain. Use of fields when soil is saturated creates extensive damage that may require field closures for extended periods. When in doubt, cancel the practice or game. League presidents should review the "Field Use Policy and User Fee" document provided by the Recreation Department when permit for field use was issued and ensure that coaches, volunteers and parents are aware of the various policies that pertain to field use. The policy requires the Parks Division to perform increased oversight of field use. Parks will be especially vigilant of field use during rain events or field use while infield/turf/goal surfaces are wet/puddling. "The NFL, MLS or MLB always play in the rain" is not a satisfactory reason to risk injury to young athletes or cause damage to soil, turf or infield areas on city facilities. Unlike major league sports, there is no budget to repair fields damaged from use during wet conditions. Under the new policy, leagues may be responsible for reimbursing the city for any required repairs to damaged fields. Most importantly, this policy is not just about protecting playing surfaces, it is about adults making the right decision to protect young players from needless injuries.

Last Updated: Mon, 05/18/2020 - 2:35pm