Fields are considered open and usable unless otherwise indicated by the Parks and Recreation Department. Field usage during wet or saturated conditions may cause personal injury or extensive field damage resulting in field closure and costly renovations. If the condition of a field is marginal at best, it’s always better to reschedule your game or practice rather than risk damaging the field and having it taken out of use. When the soil dries it will create ridges and permanent standing water will start to appear at the next rainfall. Deciding to play in wet areas has long lasting negative effects for weeks or months which may cause delays to the season.
On weekdays - a decision on field closure will be made by the Parks & Recreation Department staff no later than 3:30 p.m.
On weekends - a decision to open or close a field shall be made by Parks & Recreation Department staff by 7:00 a.m.
Loss of Field Use Privileges
Field users are asked to adhere to the signs indicating fields are closed. Failure to abide by the procedures may result in the forfeiture of field deposit and/or loss of field use. If an organization or individual group is found to be playing on a field that is closed or should be closed, based on field closure criteria, they will be asked to leave immediately, if appropriate. Possible suspension of field permit and reimbursement for damages may apply. A history of violations may result in denial of future field use permit requests.
Coaches may check the field status hot line by calling 936.522.3920. However, field signage shall take precedence.