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 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

Sports field closures as at 2pm on 19 October 2021:

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

Wet weather

We aim to create opportunities for juniors to stay active and play sport during extended periods of wet weather where possible. 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.