Sports field closures

Use of sports fields is subject to current COVID-19 restrictions.

We keep our sport and recreational facilities open as much as possible to maximise use. But sometimes we need to close sports fields because of wet weather or for maintenance.

See details of current sports field closures in the table below.

Find details of sports field closures due to renovations in our renovation schedule.

We update the information on this page (only if there are changes) at 8.30am and 2pm on business days. It is not updated after business hours, on public holidays or over the weekend. Advice due to wet weather is only a recommendation. It is not possible for Council officers to inspect all sports fields within all parks and weather conditions may change during this time. In these cases, it is the responsibility of the respective club onsite to determine playing and/or training conditions. Schools, clubs and groups who use the fields against the Council's advice are reminded that if they cause damage to the playing surface, they may be liable for fines and/or cost for repairs.

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

Sports field closures as at 2pm 27 May 2022:

Park Status *Under renovation
Alan Nielsen Park Closed   
Albert Park Open for junior use only (except field 1)  
Arthur Angove Park

Closed

Ashmore Community Park Closed
Ashmore Village Park Open for junior use only (except field 1)  
Betty Diamond Sports Complex Open  
Birmingham Sports Fields Closed  
Brien Harris Park Closed  
Broadbeach State School Open for junior use only (except field 1)  
Brockman Park Open for junior use only (except field 1)  
Canowindra Park Open for junior use only (except field 1)
Cheltenham Park Open for junior use only (except field 1)
Cooke Murphy Oval Open for junior use only (except field 1)  
Coomera Sports Park Closed  
Coplick Family Sports Park Closed  
Cos Zantiotis Park Closed   
Currumbin Hills Park Open for junior use only (except field 1)  
D'Arcy Doyle Park Closed
Davenport Park Closed
David Arbon Park Open for junior use only (except field 1)
Dux Oval Open
Elanora Oval Closed
Elanora State High School Open for junior use only (except field 1)
Firth Park Closed   
Flooded Gum Park Open for junior use only (except field 1)  
Frank Chaston Sporting Field Open for junior use only (except field 1)
Gainsborough Parklands Closed 
Gambamora Park Closed
Glennon Park Closed  
Golden Wheel Park Open for junior use only (except field 1)
Goodwin Park Closed
Helensvale Rugby Park Closed  
Hession Park Closed
James Overell Park Open  
John Handley Community Complex Closed  
Keith Hunt Park Closed  
Kerrydale Park Open for junior use only (except field 1)
Kleinschmidt Family Sports Park Open for junior use only (except field 1)
Kombumerri Park Open for junior use only (except field 1)  
Len Peak Park Open for junior use only (except field 1)  
Lex Bell Park Open for junior use only (except field 1)  
Mallawa Sports Complex Open  
Merv Craig Recreation Park Closed  
Musgrave Sports Park Closed   
Ned Twohill Equestrian Park Open
Nikiforides Family Park Open  
Norfolk Park Closed  
Ormeau Sports Park Open for junior use only (except field 1)  
Ormeau Woods State High School Closed
Owen Park Open for junior use only (except field 1)  
Oxenford Park Closed
Pacific Pines Central Park Closed 
Paul Scanlan Oval Open 
Pimpama Island Recreational Reserve Open
Pimpama River Parklands Open for junior use only (except field 1)
Pincally Crescent Park Open for junior use only (except field 1)
Pizzey Park Open for junior use only (except field 1)  Under renovation
Riesenweber Park Open for junior use only (except field 1)
Robert Dalley Park Open for junior use only (except field 1)  
Robina Common Closed  
Robina Station Reserve Closed  
Roma Park Closed Under renovation
Ron Short Park Open for junior use only (except field 1)
Runaway Bay Sports Precinct East Closed   
Runaway Bay Sports Precinct West Open for junior use only (except field 1)
Salk Oval Parklands Open for junior use only (except field 1)  
Schuster Park Open
Scottsdale Parklands Open for junior use only (except field 1)  
Sid Bigg Park Open for junior use only (except field 1)  
Sid Bigg Park No 2 Closed 
Sir Bruce Small Park Closed  
Terry and Carol Moore Park Open for junior use only (except field 1)
Upper Coomera State College Closed 
Varsity Central Park Closed   
Varsity College School Oval Closed 
Viney Park Closed  
Wajin Park Closed 
Woodlands Park (formerly known as Somerset Park) Closed 
Yaun Creek Park Closed
Zipfs Park Open for junior use only (except field 1) Under renovation

Wet weather

We aim to create opportunities for juniors to stay active and play sport during extended periods of wet weather where possible. Junior and secondary playing fields will, whenever possible, remain open for junior (18 or under) age use in periods of wet weather and will only be fully closed (to both juniors and seniors) in exceptional weather circumstances. Please refer to Council's Sports Field Closure Policy for further information.

Field renovations

We have an annual renovation program for sports fields and facilities, to ensure the fields are in a safe and useable playing condition. Maintenance usually occurs between September and December.

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 reduce undulations and unevenness of the surface.
  • Recycling top dresser – pulls soil up from 200 millimetres down in the surface profile and spreads it across the surface behind the machine.
  • Verti draining – punches holes with 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.
  • Resurfacing – uses existing levels and soil conditions. Removes existing turf and re-lays with new turf variety.
  • Rebuilding – using a rotary hoe, amends soil conditions and reshapes surface via laser machinery to provide a more consistent, well-drained playing surface.
  • Amendment program – application of material to improve the soil and decrease nutritional deficiencies. Applied before renovations begin as most renovation work involves the profile.