Outdoor season booking information

Schedule of dates

Friday November 23, 2018
  • All 2018 keys must be returned to Recreation Support Services.
  • Applications for international, national, provincial tournament booking requests due.
Friday January 11, 2019
  • Contracts for international, national, provincial tournament contracts confirmed.
  • Applications for regular season due.
  • Applications for playoffs, house league, recreational tournaments due.
  • Organization information form due.
  • Confirmation of continued eligibility of youth facility discount form due.
Friday March 1, 2019
  • Contracts for regular season confirmed.
  • Contracts for playoffs, house league, recreational tournaments confirmed.
Monday March 4, 2019
  • New requests and practice requests accepted.
Friday March 29, 2019
  • Signed rental contract, signed insurance waiver, liability insurance (naming the City of Guelph as additionally insured up to $2,000,000 General Liability and Organization information form (for leagues) must be received prior to this date. Contracts not received by this date will be cancelled and facilities made available to other groups.
Monday April 29, 2019
  • All ball diamonds open except David E Hastings and Larry Pearson.
Monday May 6, 2019
  • David E Hastings and Larry Pearson ball diamonds open.
Friday May 17, 2019
  • Hanlon Creek soccer, Eastview football, Franchetto soccer and Margaret Greene tennis open.
Friday May 24, 2019
  • Exhibition A3 football opens.
Friday May 31, 2019
  • Centennial soccer enclosure and Guelph Lake soccer open.
Monday October 7, 2019
  • All sportsfields close, except the following which are available only to non-profit youth organizations and schools: Larry Pearson and Joe Kaine hardball diamonds;  Margaret Greene, Norm Jary, and Guelph Lake softball diamonds; Guelph Lake, Centennial (except Centennial Bowl) and Eastview football fields, Margaret Greene, Exhibition, and Franchetto multi-use fields.
Thursday October 31, 2019
  • All sportsfields close.

All requests to be submitted in writing, using the forms provided, to:

By mail:
Facility Booking – Recreation Support Services   
City of Guelph
West End Community Centre
21 Imperial Road South, Guelph, ON   N1K 1X3
By fax:

All requests for amendment and cancellations must be received in writing.
A minimum of 72 hours is required for processing new or additional booking requests.

Please note: A minimum of 72 hours is required for processing new or additional booking requests.

Contact information

After hours emergency contact number (Extend Communications)

1-866-630-9242 – Monday-Friday after 4:00 pm and all day Saturday, Sunday and Holidays

  • This number is to be used for issues with sports fields and outdoor facilities that require immediate action.
  • When calling this number, please provide as much information about the problem to the operator and, if possible, a contact number for return calls.

Reporting maintenance concerns and issues

Park maintenance concerns can be emailed directly to operations@guelph.ca or telephoned to 519-837-5628.

Questions or concerns

If you have any questions or concerns we would be very pleased to address them.

Ian Ferguson
Supervisor of Turf and Sports fields
Community and Social Services Department
519-822-1260 extension 2802

For more information

Patty Pizziola
Supervisor – Recreation Bookings, Events and Promotions, Parks and Recreation
519 822 1260 extension 2618