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Residents asked to stay off sports fields and ball diamonds

April 21, 2017 11:24 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

Due to wet conditions this spring The City advises residents to stay off of the sports fields and ball diamonds to avoid damaging the grass.

Baseball, cricket and soccer grounds should be avoided. At this time, the grass is not actively growing and running on the turf, and use of cleats, can damage the root system increasing the time needed until the turf is ready for play.

The City ball diamonds are closed due to the wet conditions. The surfaces need to be leveled and groomed before play. Using the diamonds early can create ruts in the ground making it difficult to level. 

Weather permitting City sports fields are set to open May 1. Booking can be scheduled through the Facility Pass and Bookings staff at 403-309-8411.

For more information, please contact:

Doug Balogh
Parks Foreman
The City of Red Deer

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer

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