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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 at 8.30am Thursday 5 May 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
   
Riverstone Crossing 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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