Notice: Opening of City’s sports fields and ball diamonds is delayed

April 20, 2018

Due to the recent ice storm and lingering wintry conditions, we are delaying the official opening of the City’s sports fields, including ball diamonds.

We expect to open ball diamonds on May 11 and sports fields on May 18.

Delaying the official opening by about 11 days will help us maintain the integrity of our sports fields and provide safe playing conditions for our users.

Currently, the sports fields remain covered in ice and snow and our employees haven’t been able to start the necessary preparations for the upcoming sports season. We do expect melting to occur over the next week when temperatures return to seasonal norms. However, soil conditions will be saturated and it will take some time for the ground to dry.

We are working with our affected sports user groups to reschedule or refund bookings.

Tennis and beach volleyball courts are not impacted and will open as scheduled on April 30.

For booking information

facilitybooking@guelph.ca

For more information

Ian Ferguson
Supervisor, Turf and Sports Fields
Parks Operations and Forestry
519-822-1260 extension 2802
ian.ferguson@guelph.ca