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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:  Nov. 6, 2013 at 3:00 pm
Name
Status Location (if applicable) Field Map Reference No.
Cut


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
   147 Crystalridge Drive  
   Dr. Morris Gibson Soccer Field
Closed    




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

  




 






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 - off of Westridge Rd  

   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