PUBLIC NOTICE
Sports Fields Update 

To all Sports Users,

Please be advised that due to the extreme cold and wet spring conditions all City of Brantford sports fields will remain closed until further notice.

The scheduled May 1st opening date for all play and practices will unfortunately be delayed.

At this time we are anticipating a start -up date of May 15, 2018. Note that Kiwanis Field and Bisons Alumni North Parks Complex will be reopened as soon as ice and snow build –up within the facilities have disappeared and are deemed safe for use. We appreciate your support and understanding on this matter as staff require adequate time to prepare the fields and ensure safe conditions for another successful and busy season. Because of the extreme weather conditions, we have not been able to undertake the necessary inspections, turf maintenance, repairs , lining or grooming and all other field preparation tasks. We understand that everyone is eager for spring and to start play as soon as possible but we ask for your patience as staff work hard over the next several weeks to ensure suitable playing conditions. Even as it becomes warmer and the sun is shining, ground conditions remain problematic with heavy clay soils and drainage related issues in many areas. A reminder that premature field use can lead to severe turf damage, increased user risk and longer term field closures.

We will keep you apprised of any further changes to the anticipated start- up on May 15, 2018.