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 8.30am on 3 December 2021:

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

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.