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Sport

The city offers an array of high quality facilities and services suited for any outdoor or sporting enthusiast.

Sports field closures

The City of Gold Coast’s (City) Recreational Services will endeavour to keep our sport and recreational facilities open as often as possible, however at times they may need to be closed due to wet weather, maintenance or field renovations. For details of current sports field closures view the table below.

Details of sports field closures due to renovations can be found on our renovation schedule.

View the possible reasons for sports field closures below.

Schools, clubs and groups who use the fields against the City's advice are reminded that should they cause damage to the playing surface, they may be liable for fines and/or cost for any damage caused.

As this information is updated at 8:30am and 3pm on business days (if there are any changes) and is unable to be updated after business hours or over weekend, please contact your club if weather conditions alter during this time, as they will determine playing and/or training conditions.

Should you have any queries regarding the use of the City's sports fields, please call 07 5667 5972 during business hours or email rou@goldcoast.qld.gov.au.

Park Open Open junior use
(except field 1)
Closed * Under renovation
Alan Nielsen Park


Albert Park

✓           



Arthur Angove Park



 
Ashmore Community Park



Ashmore State School


 
Ashmore Village Park


Betty Diamond Sports Complex


Birmingham Sports Fields
Brien Harris Park



Broadbeach State School



Brockman Park



Canowindra Park

 
Cheltenham Park

 
Cooke Murphy Oval

Coomera Sports Park


Coplick Family Sports Park

Cos Zantiotis Park


Currumbin Hills Park
D'Arcy Doyle Park

 
David Arbon Park

 
Dux Oval

✓           



 
Elanora Oval



 
Elanora State High School


Firth Park

    


Flooded Gum Park ✓         
Frank Chaston Sporting Field

 
Gambamora Park

 
Glennon Park

Golden Wheel Park

 
Goodwin Park


Helensvale Rugby Park

Hession Park


 
James Overell Park



John Handley Community Complex


Keith Hunt Park

Kerrydale Park

✓ 



 
Kleinschmidt Family Sports Park

 
Kombumerri Park


Len Peak Oval



Lex Bell Park

Mallawa Drive Sports Complex

Merv Craig Sports Complex
Musgrave Sports Park

Ned Twohill Equestrian Park

 
Nikiforides Family Park



Norfolk Park

Norm Rix Park



 
Ormeau Sports Park

Ormeau Woods State High School



Owen Park
Oxenford Park

 
Pacific Pines Central Park



 
Park Lake State School

 


 
Paul Scanlan Oval

✓ 



 
Pimpama Island Recreational Reserve

✓ 



 
Pincally Crescent Park

✓ 



 
Pizzey Park

✓ 



Riesenweber Park



 
Kleinschmidt Family Sports Park

✓ 



 
Robert Dalley Park

✓ 



Robina Common

✓ 



Robina Station Reserve

Ron Short Park

✓ 



 
Runaway Bay Sports Precinct (east)

✓ 



Runaway Bay Sports Precinct (west)

✓ 



 
Salk Oval Parklands

✓ 




Schusters Park

✓ 



 
Scottsdale Parklands
Sid Bigg Park I
Sid Bigg Park II

✓ 



Sir Bruce Small Park

✓ 



Somerset Park

 
Terry and Carol Moore Park

 
Upper Coomera State College


Varsity Central Park


Varsity College Oval

 
Viney Park

Wajin Park

 
Yaun Creek Park

 
Zipfs Park


Possible reasons for sports field closures

Wet weather

The City aims to create more opportunities for juniors to stay active and play sport during extended periods of wet weather where possible. During wet weather, all playing fields (except for the main or number one field) will be open for junior use. Seniors (over the age of 16 years) are only permitted to use the fields when they are declared open by the City. Only in exceptional weather circumstances will all fields be closed for both juniors and seniors.

Field renovations

The City has an annual renovation and maintenance program for sports fields and facilities, to ensure the fields are in a safe and useable playing condition. This usually occurs between September and December as this is the ideal growing period.

The type of renovation work undertaken on sports fields can include:

  • Coring – mechanical removal of soil core, which is then dragged back across the surface and broken up to top dress the surface. This decompacts and aerates the field.
  • Scarification – mechanical thatch removal via a mower with vertical blades. Thins the turf surface and removes old grass. Completed in single or double directions, dependent on conditions and timeframes.
  • Topdressing – application of soil or sand to alleviate undulations and unevenness of the surface.
  • Recycling top dresser – pulls soil up from 200 millimetres down in the surface profile and spreads it evenly across the surface behind the machine.
  • Verti draining – punches holes, via a multiple solid tine aerator, deep into the surface and decompacts the profile as it is removed. Relieves compaction, allowing air, water and fertiliser to disperse into the soil.
  • Resurface – use existing levels and soil conditions. Remove existing turf and re-lay with new turf variety.
  • Rebuild – Using a rotary hoe, amend soil conditions and reshape surface via laser machinery to provide a more consistent, well-drained playing surface.
  • Amendment Program – material to improve the soil and decrease nutritional deficiencies. Applied before renovations commence as most renovation work involves the profile.

For further information, please contact:

Recreational Services
Phone: 07 5667 5972
Email: rou@goldcoast.qld.gov.au

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