Sports Fields

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Field Availability

Acceptable use of town facilities

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The Town of Oakville provides outdoor sport field facilities for organized groups and casual users. The town also provides permits for all artificial turf fields.

Review our sports field listing

All Weather Turf
Cricket
Field Hockey
Football
Hardball Diamonds
Lacrosse
Soccer – Mini
Soccer – Minor
Soccer – Major
Softball Diamonds

How do I rent a sports field?

Rentals and facility booking

Review the outdoor user guide (PDF, 306 kB), facility request form (PDF, 45 kB) and/or the special event/tournament request form (PDF, 66 kB),
as applicable.

Visit the Facility Rentals page for additional information and requirements.

Online availability search

You can search online to check the availability of sports fields. To request the time, submit a completed facility request form and you will be contacted by facility booking staff on the next business day. Standard booking procedures will apply.

When do I request a sport field permit?

A timetable for requests and permit confirmation deadlines is set annually. Current clients in good standing will be contacted and requested to submit their requirements to the booking clerk before each season deadline.

Download the appropriate application form and submit your request according to the following deadlines:

Grass sport fields: May 1 to September 30

Submission deadline — December 15
Confirmation deadline — January 31

All weather turf fields: March 1 to December 1 (weather permitting)

Submission deadline — December 15
Confirmation deadline — January 31

Please note: Turf fields at the schools will be completed by February 28.

Completed requests should be forwarded to:

Town of Oakville Department of Recreation & Culture
ATTN: Booking Clerk
1225 Trafalgar Road
Oakville, ON L6H 0H3
Phone: 905-815-5989
Fax: 905-338-4188
bookafacility@oakville.ca

Casual Bookings

Short-term or single use bookings are available following the permit confirmation deadline for each season on a first come, first served basis. Permits are confirmed when signed by an authorized representative. Confirmed permits require full payment, or approved monthly payment plan for the period of the scheduled bookings. Complete a facility request form and return to bookafacility@oakville.ca. For more information, call facility bookings at 905-815-5989.

What else do I need to know?

  • All grass fields are closed between October 1 and April 30. This allows the much needed time for the fields to rest, especially during the wettest time of the year when the most damage can occur.
  • This also provides the opportunity for our parks staff to provide routine maintenance, undertake necessary repairs, improvements, and renovations on an annual rotating basis.
  • Outdoor facility permits are required for any organized activity including picnics, practices, games, special events, tournaments and camps, and are only permitted in designated areas.
  • Parking is restricted to designated areas only.
  • Washrooms will be cleaned and stocked on a daily basis during the regular season.
  • Seasonal user group permits will be reduced by 5 per cent on the assumption that rain will force some cancellations of field use. For casual bookings, the fee will be returned if the game must be cancelled and an alternate date cannot be found.

Field closures

The town reserves the right to close fields at any time due to wet or unsafe conditions. All field closures will be posted on the the sports fields closures page, and all attempts will be made to contact the designate for all affected user groups as soon as possible. For updated information, please call our sports hotline at 905-338-4398. Updates will be posted by 1 p.m. daily.

Maintenance questions or concerns

All concerns should be directed to Parks and Open Space department at 905-845-6601.

Maintenance standards

Grass cutting on all irrigated and Class A fields will be maintained at a 2" height. Grass cutting on Class B and Class C fields will be cut bi-weekly subject to weather conditions

Field Lining on all Class A fields will be completed weekly. All other field lining is the responsibility of the group.

Grooming for ball diamonds will be completed daily for all Class A and major Class B diamonds. All other grooming will completed based on scheduled use.

Afterhours support

Reporting inappropriate behaviour

The Town of Oakville requires permit holders (sports organizations, teams, players, and residents) who are using public sports fields to conduct themselves in a respectful and responsible way. Please use the Acceptable Use of Town Facilities link provided for more information about reporting an incident if you have a concern.

Emergencies

For afterhours emergencies, please call 905-845-6606 to speak to a live agent.

Rates and fees

Rates and fees - effective January 1, 2017

Council approves rental fees annually based on current market trends, base rates and fees and current budget requirements. The rates are subject to change pending council approval. All rates include applicable taxes. Hydro for lights will be added to permit fees where applicable.

Grass fields per hour

Class A Fields

CORE Youth $6.56
Youth $7.88
Adult $19.25
Commercial and non-resident $36.80

Class B Fields

CORE Youth $4.98
Youth $6.04
Adult $16.49
Commercial and non-resident — $22.01

Class C Fields

CORE Youth $3.10
Youth $3.35
Adult $10.30
Commercial and non-resident — $14.29

All weather turf — municipal fields per hour

October 1-April 30

Youth $81.88
Adult $135.44

May 1-September 30

Youth $88.60
Adult $144.90

All weather turf — school board fields per hour

January 1-May 15 $141.25
May 16-June 30 $113
July 1-August 31  $96.05
September 1-October 31 $113
November 1-December 31 $141.25

Miscellaneous Fees

Hydro — per booking $49.88
Hydro non-resident — per booking $102.91
Sport Camp — per day $110.25
Sport Camp commercial — per day $155.40
Fieldhouse — per booking $159.14

Questions?

Call Facility Bookings at 905-815-5989 or email bookafacility@oakville.ca.