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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

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


Arthur Angove Park


Ashmore Community Park X
Ashmore State School X  
Ashmore Village Park X
Betty Diamond Sports Complex X


Birmingham Sports Fields X
Brien Harris Park X
Broadbeach State School X
Brockman Park X
Canowindra Park X  
Cheltenham Park X  
Cooke Murphy Oval X

Coomera Sports Park X
Coplick Family Sports Park X X
Cos Zantiotis Park X
Currumbin Hills Park X
D'Arcy Doyle Park X  
Davenport Park X
Dux Oval

Elanora Oval


Elanora State High School X
Firth Park X


Flooded Gum Park X
Frank Chaston Sporting Field X  
Gambamora Park X  
Glennon Park X
Golden Wheel Park X  
Goodwin Park X
Helensvale Rugby Park X
Hession Park X  
James Overell Park X
John Handley Community Complex X         
Keith Hunt Park X
Kerrydale Park

Kleinschmidt Family Sports Park X  
Kombumerri Park X
Len Peak Oval X
Lex Bell Park X
Mallawa Drive Sports Complex X
Merv Craig Sports Complex X          
Musgrave Sports Park X
Ned Twohill Equestrian Park X  
Nikiforides Family Park X
Norfolk Park X
Norm Rix Park


Ormeau Sports Park X
Ormeau Woods State High School X
Owen Park X
Oxenford Park X  
Pacific Pines Central Park X  
Paul Scanlan Oval


Pimpama Island Recreational Reserve


Pincally Crescent Park X  
Pizzey Park

Riesenweber Park


Robert Dalley Park


Robina Common

Robina Station Reserve X           
Roma Park X
Ron Short Park


Runaway Bay Sports Precinct (east)

Runaway Bay Sports Precinct (west)

Salk Oval Parklands


Schusters Park

Scottsdale Parklands X
Sid Bigg Park I X
Sid Bigg Park II


Sir Bruce Small Park

Somerset Park X  
Terry and Carol Moore Park X  
Upper Coomera State College X
Varsity Central Park X
Varsity College Oval X  
Viney Park X
Wajin Park X  
Yaun Creek Park X  
Zipfs Park X

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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