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Field Status Reports

Field Closure
Poor weather conditions or unsafe field conditions are the primary reasons for sports field closures. Experience has shown that most turf damage occurs with field overuse or use during inclement weather. If your home field is damaged as a result of play during inclement weather the Open Spaces Department may not be able to provide an alternative facility. Thus it is in everyone's interest to ensure that fields are not used when play damages the playing surface. In order to meet the demand for high quality fields, and ensure a safe playing field, both weather and field conditions are monitored on a weekly basis to ensure that scheduled games and practices do not:
  • Cause abnormal damage to the field surface
  • Jeopardize further scheduled use of fields
  • Compromise personal safety of league players or general public
*When a field is closed, it is the responsibility of sport team coaches to ensure that fields are not played upon. It takes the efforts of every player, parent and coach to help prevent damage and maintain satisfactory field conditions.
 
Any teams caught playing on the field may forfeit the right to play on that field for the remainder of the season.
 
Field Closure Procedure
Fields are inspected weekly, and more frequently as needed, by Open Spaces for the following:
  • Standing water on field
  • Snow pack
  • Frozen Field
  • Ongoing Field Repair
  • Periods of forecasted severe weather warnings
If any of these conditions occur, fields may be temporarily or permanently closed. Community Services will notify the general public, via the Town of Okotoks website by 4:00 pm Monday to Friday, of field status once they receive a report from Open Spaces.
 
Weekend Field Usage - Coaches Responsibilities
Although fields may be open for play as of Friday afternoon, weather and field conditions may deteriorate by game time, including Saturday and Sunday. In these situations, it is the responsibility of field users to determine whether or not to resume play. Coaches are asked to avoid high use areas near the goals when using fields for practices, and to not practice on wet fields.

User Discretion - Coaches Responsibilities
With User Discretion we have empowered the user to make common sense decisions about whether or not to cancel an event on their field. We ask that if there is frost or standing water on any area of the field or it is too wet to play to postpone and re-schedule the event. Please notify Client Services the next day to advise if you have postponed an event.

FIELD & DIAMOND STATUS WILL BE UPDATED BY 4:00 PM MONDAY - FRIDAY
PLEASE CONFIRM THAT YOUR FIELD OR DIAMOND IS OPEN AFTER 4:00 PM.
(Note: Field/Diamond status can change through out the day)
Town of Okotoks Field Status
Last Updated: July 28, 2014 at 2:15pm
Name
Status Location (if applicable) Field Map Reference No.



Big Rock School
33 Hunters Gate 11
Big Rock Diamond
Open

Big Rock Soccer Field
Open





Drake Landing

45 Drake Landing Drive 6
Drake Landing North Upper
Open Northeast Field
Drake Landing North Lower
Open Northwest Field




Dr. Morris Gibson School
147 Crystalridge Drive
Dr. Morris Gibson Soccer Field
Open




Ethel Tucker Centennial Park
23 Riverside Drive West 9
Ethel Tucker Diamond
Open





Good Shepherd School (GSS)

52 Robinson Drive 1
Diamond #8 EGSS NE
Open Diamond east of school
Diamond #7 EGSS SOUTH
Open Diamond south of school
EGSS Soccer Field
Open Southeast of the school




Howard Park
197 Woodhaven Drive 12
Howard Park Diamond
Open
Howard Park North
Open Northern Field
Howard Park Middle
Open Middle Field
Howard Park South
Open Southern Field




John Paul Collegiate II School (JPII)
53 Cimarron Drive 13
JP II Ball Diamond
Open

JP II Soccer Field
Closed





Kinsmen Park
111 Oak Avenue 7

Kinsmen South

Open South West & East Kinsmen Field

Kinsmen North

Open North West & East Kinsmen Field

 




Ecole Percy Pegler *New

Open

71 Okotoks Drive

new




Okotoks Junior High School (OJHS)
1 Pacific Avenue 5

Diamond #6 OJHS

Open East of OJHS




Riverside Community Park
1400 North Railway Street 8

Conrad Field (Riverside North)l Diamond

Open furthest East of Seaman Stadium
Riverside South Diamond Open east of soccer field, south of new

Riverside Middle

Open Middle Field

Riverside West

Open Western Field

Riverside East

Open Eastern Field




Sheep River Park
99 Woodhaven Drive 10

Spoilers Field Diamond

Closed





St. Mary's School

42 Cimarron Trail

St. Mary's Ball Diamond

Open

St. Mary's Soccer Field

Open





Westmount School
240 Westland Street

Westmount Diamond

Open

Westmount Soccer Field

Open





Wylie Athletic Park
99 Okotoks Drive 3

Diamond #10 ORC West

Open West of the Recreation Centre

Littler Diamond #1 ORC South

Open South of the Recreation Centre

Track Field OJHS

Open Soccer field inside track

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKOTOKS MINOR SOCCER (OMSA) - Please refer to www.okotoksminorsoccer.com for field closure updates
after 5:00 pm weekdays and on weekends