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

Sports field closures

City of Gold Coast’s 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

Sports field closures as at 3pm Friday 24 March 2017.

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  
Davenport 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


Robert Dalley Park


Robina Common


Robina Station Reserve
Roma Park
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


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