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 8.30am on 6 September 2021:

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