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Sports Field Maintenance

Baseball Players Field

Outdoor sports facilities are currently open for casual use. Effective June 17, the City will resume issuing permits for outdoor sport facility bookings. All local sport organizations that have COVID-19 safety plans in place that have been approved by their applicable governing body may contact the City at 604-501-5174 or to obtain a permit.

COVID-19 and Outdoor Sport Facilities Use

The City will be following the guidelines put in place by the Provincial Sport Organization. Appropriate signage will be in posted at all sports fields.

To help keep us all safe, please stay home if you are sick. When using sport courts and sports fields remember to:

  • stay 2 metres apart from others
  • practice only individual skills / no contact
  • clean your equipment and hands often
  • limit your time when others are waiting

If we all do our part to stay safe, we can keep our outdoor sport facilities open.

Balancing Play & Maintenance on Grass Sports Fields

The City of Surrey has many outdoor athletic fields for people of all ages to enjoy. Each year, thousands of people enjoy using these facilities for baseball, soccer and many other activities.

With our mild weather, outdoor sports can be played almost all year. To use grass fields for an entire playing season, everyone needs to work together to keep them in good condition. This involves cooperation from City staff, user groups, and the general public.

Every year, natural grass sports fields need a period of rest. During this time, new grass is planted so the fields are restored to their original condition.

  • For fall and winter fields, the rest periods are from May to early August.
  • For summer fields, the rest periods are from the mid-August to early October.

As our population grows, more people are using these outdoor fields. This increase in use can create challenges in maintaining turf grass surfaces. To ensure the long-term health of our living fields, the City sometimes has to limit the use of our fields.

This process involves managing:

  • The total amount of play a field receives
  • The timing of the play a field receives
  • The timing of each field’s rest period

Local sports associations help maintain sports fields in Surrey. With the help of these associations as well as each user, our goal is to keep all of Surrey’s outdoor sports fields in good, safe conditions.

For more information on booking a field, see our Field Bookings page. You can also call the Outdoor Sport Booking Line at 604-501-5174 or email

Thank you for your help in maintaining our fields!

Artificial turf field with soccer goals.

Field Status Reports

Find out the current status and read the inspection report for fields in Surrey.

Cloverdale turf field

Field Bookings

Get forms, deadlines and information to book a ball diamond or a sports field in Surrey.

Soccer ball being kicked.

Sportsfield Portable Goals

Learn about using and installing portable goals.