Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) maintains over 400,000 square feet of playing fields on the Sunshine Coast. Regular field maintenance includes slicing, fertilizing, top dressing, over-seeding and aeration. The SCRD does not use herbicides or pesticides. Click on specific fields below for more information.
Sports Field update
IMPORTANT UPDATE: in order to complete required annual maintenance provided by an external contractor with a very limited schedule, please be advised that all fields will be closed next week Monday to Wednesday, September 16 to 18, 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
We sincerely apologise for the short notice and will do our best to help groups relocate to other fields. The District of Sechelt and Town of Gibsons have been informed of these closures and we are all working together to accommodate bookings. Please see booking info below:
• District of Sechelt Field info here (Kinnickinick, Picadilly, and Hackett Fields)
o Booking contact: Michaela Sugars, MSugars@sechelt.ca, 604-740-8477
• Town of Gibsons Field info here (Brother’s Field)
o Booking contact: Rebecca Till, Rebecca.email@example.com, 604-885-6801 ext. 6616
• Sechelt Indian Band Field info here
o Booking contact: Miranda Joe, firstname.lastname@example.org
• School District 46 Field info here
Please contact us at 604-885-6801 ext. 6616 or 6837 if you have questions or need further assistance.
About Sports Field Closures
SCRD strives to have fields open for the most time possible. Due to field saturation during rainy months or to field compaction furing dry months it occasionally becomes necessary to close fields for safety reasons or to protect the field for long-term playability. Twice-weekly monitoring and testing following industry standard testing methods for turf grass is undertaken. The fields are open for use when the turf is healthy enough to withstand the intended uses. i.e. soccer and baseball. The fields are closed for two reasons:
- when they become too saturated with water as use would cause general field damage and resulting in hazards for users.
- when the compaction and density of the field reaches a point where it can cause field damage, cleats will not penetrate the surface and cause risk of injury to public.
We will provide 24 hour notice of closures on this webpage and Facebook page.
We ask that in the event of colder temperatures or heavy rains, referees and coaches use their best judgement at game time as to whether the fields are safe to play on, and call it accordingly.
Interested in Booking an SCRD Playing Field?
To reserve a field or to attend an ongoing field user meeting please contact: Reagan Lovig at 604 885-6800 ext. 6616 or email.
Ongoing field users meet twice a year to reserve fields needed for the season ahead. These meetings occur mid February and mid July.
Brothers Fields in Town of Gibsons
The SCRD reserves Brothers Fields for sports leagues’ practices and games only. If your league is interested in booking, contact Reagan Lovig at 604-885-6801 ext. 6616 or email. For all other inquiries and bookings, contact the Town of Gibsons at 604-886-2274.
District of Sechelt Field Info
For information on Kinnickinick, Picadilly, and Hackett Fields go to District of Sechelt or call 604-885-1986.
Keeping the Fields in Good Condition
Grassy playing fields will be CLOSED if weather conditions are too wet or freezing. Playing on the grassy fields under these weather conditions will damage the fields and may lead to longer closures. Please respect field closures.
Due to unexpected changes in weather, it is not always possible to anticipate field conditions prior to the weekend. If you have received notice that the fields are open, but you see that they are very wet, or in otherwise poor condition, please use good judgement about whether or not you should play on the fields. Thanks for your help in keeping the fields in good condition.
Dogs are not permitted on sportsfields.