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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: October 31, 2014 at 4:00pm
Name
Status Location (if applicable) Field Map Reference No.




Big Rock School

33 Hunters Gate 11
Big Rock Diamond
Closed


Big Rock Soccer Field
Closed






Drake Landing

45 Drake Landing Drive 6
Drake Landing North Upper
Closed
Northeast Field
Drake Landing North Lower
Closed

Northwest Field




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








Ethel Tucker Centennial Park

23 Riverside Drive West 9
Ethel Tucker Diamond
Closed






Good Shepherd School (GSS)

52 Robinson Drive 1
Diamond #8 EGSS NE
Closed
Diamond east of school
Diamond #7 EGSS SOUTH
Closed

Diamond south of school
EGSS Soccer Field
Closed
Southeast of the school




Howard Park

197 Woodhaven Drive 12
Howard Park Diamond
Closed



Howard Park North
Closed
Northern Field
Howard Park Middle
Closed

Middle Field
Howard Park South
Closed

Southern Field




John Paul Collegiate II School (JPII)

53 Cimarron Drive 13
JP II Ball Diamond
Closed



JP II Soccer Field
Closed






Kinsmen Park

111 Oak Avenue 7

Kinsmen South

Closed
South West & East Kinsmen Field

Kinsmen North

Closed
North West & East Kinsmen Field

 




Ecole Percy Pegler *New
Closed

71 Okotoks Drive

new




Okotoks Junior High School (OJHS)

1 Pacific Avenue 5

Diamond #6 OJHS

Closed
East of OJHS




Riverside Community Park

1400 North Railway Street 8

Conrad Field (Riverside North)l Diamond

Closed

furthest East of Seaman Stadium
Riverside South Diamond Closed

east of soccer field, south of new

Riverside Middle

Closed
Middle Field

Riverside West

Closed
Western Field

Riverside East

Closed

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

Closed



St. Mary's Soccer Field

Closed







Westmount School

240 Westland Street

Westmount Diamond

Closed


Westmount Soccer Field


Closed






Wylie Athletic Park

99 Okotoks Drive 3

Diamond #10 ORC West

Closed

West of the Recreation Centre

Littler Diamond #1 ORC South

Closed

South of the Recreation Centre

Track Field OJHS

Closed 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