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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.

Sports field closure update as of 3pm Wednesday 24 August 2016.

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


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


 
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

 
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

 
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

 
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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