May 28, 2024

Sports Fields Regulations

Fields must be inspected by the teams before each game and each practice. It is up to the coach to make the final decision if the field is safe for play or if play will result in damage to the field or injury to players. Damage to the field due to playing in poor conditions may result in the closure of the field. Repairs to sports fields may not be possible outside the growing season resulting in closures over extended periods.

  • Practice sessions should rotate around the field and avoid
    goal mouths and centre field when possible. High wear areas can be a hazard if too much play.
  • Line markings for field of play should also be moved around the field when possible.
  • One of the highest wear areas is along the sidelines where teams and spectators stand. Try to avoid standing in the same area each week.
  • Do not play on fields if there is frost, snow, standing water or unsafe conditions.

We will attempt to assess the fields during our normal operating hours. If the field status shows closed, respect the closure. If the fields show open, remember, it is still up to you to determine if the fields are safe for play. With your help, we can work towards better fields for all. If you notice an issue with one of our fields, contact 250 248-5412 or

To book the sports fields, lacrosse box or ball diamonds for organized leagues, camps or events, visit or email

Any field or court booking questions, please contact RDN Parks and Recreation by email to or call 250-752-5014.

User groups should cancel their booking when standing water, frost or snow is on the field.

Signage may or may not be present to indicate facility status. It is the responsibility of the user group to check this page for updates.

Current field status until further notice is shown here:

    Parksville Community Park Field OPEN with inspection
    Parksville Community Park Sports Courts OPEN with inspection
    Parksville Community Park Lacrosse Box OPEN with inspection
    Springwood Park Field: Four-Plex OPEN with inspection
    Springwood Park Field: Royals Field OPEN with inspection
    Springwood Park Field: Old Peewee OPEN with inspection
    Springwood Park Tennis Courts OPEN with inspection
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