Sports field status

September 16, 2019 Update

All sports fields and diamonds are open.

Saturated soil conditions are the most common reason for field closures and can be potentially dangerous for participants. Turf quickly deteriorates when used under such soil conditions and can result in extended periods of closure during the season. We may not be able to provide groups with an alternate facility to compensate for field closure. So it is in everyone’s best interest to ensure that fields are not used if play will damage the turf.

Note: sports fields are inspected daily, Monday to Friday, and closure notice is made by 2 p.m. If rain begins after 2 p.m., or on the weekend, please exercise due diligence and responsibility by not using the fields. Notify Facility Bookings before the end of the next business day.

100% compliance is expected when fields are closed by the City. Groups who continue to play on closed or wet fields will be charged and invoiced at the full unsubsidized rate and will be held responsible for the cost of the field repairs and any resulting lost revenues; and further, can have their facility permits revoked.

For more information

Facility Booking Office
Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Construction at Bristol Street Park starts September 3

Guelph, Ont., Monday, August 12, 2019 – Construction of the fenced leash free dog park at Bristol Street Park starts September 3.

We expect construction to be complete by the end of October 2019. For your safety, please keep out of the fenced construction area.

Follow our Facebook and Twitter feeds for news about the grand opening.

For more information

Stefan Ilic, Landscape Technologist
Open Space Planning, Parks and Recreation
City of Guelph

519-822-1260 extension 3349