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Sports Ground Closures

If you are not sure if a sporting ground is open in the Cumberland Local Government Area, please phone 02 8757 9025 to confirm its suitability for use.

Updated Friday 3 July 2020

The following Cumberland Council Sportsgrounds are CLOSED:

  • Progress Park - Field 3 - Field Damage 
  • Freame Park – Closed of an evening for Floodlight repairs till 13 July
  • Guildford Park - Netball Courts - Closed of an evening for Floodlight Repairs
  • Guildford Park- Field 1 (Ron Mondy) - Closed of an evening for Floodlight repairs
  • Granville Splash Park – Closed till further notice

All other fields are Opened.

Information Line

If you are not sure if a sporting ground is open in the Cumberland Local Government Area, please phone 02 8757 9025 before using and to confirm it’s suitability for use.

During times of extreme weather conditions Council will assess its playing fields and update the information line by 3pm Monday to Thursday and by 12 noon on Fridays. This information line is available to the public 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

Club Responsibilities

When Council determines that grounds are open users remain responsible for determining the suitability of grounds for use of individual grounds in terms of player safety and potential ground damage and are requested to exercise discretion in the event of any wet weather.

If sports grounds are closed by Council, clubs and organisations do not have the authority to approve their use.

Council’s decision on whether to close a sports ground will be based on the likelihood of injury to players, the likelihood of damage to the playing surface and the prevailing weather forecast.

If Council’s ground closure instructions are ignored and play goes ahead, the user will be responsible for the full cost of repair to the field(s) and their usage arrangements may be terminated.

Even if Council deems a sports ground to be open at 12 noon on Friday, clubs and organisations don’t have to play if rain occurs later that day or during the weekend and injury to players or damage to the sports ground becomes a possibility.