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How do I stay informed when city facilities are closed due to weather?
The City of Burlington makes every effort to keep our facilities open for scheduled activities and rentals. When unsafe weather conditions occur, the city may close facilities.
Three ways to get closure information:
Can I cancel my rental event when city facilities remain open?
When Environment Canada issues a weather alert, advisory or watch, renters may proactively cancel or reschedule without penalty.
For more information please contact:
How is it determined if a sport field is closed?
|Field closures are based on participant safety and how wet the field is. Heavy rains, snow on turfs or wet surfaces may close fields due to potential damage and they also can become slippery and unsafe for participants.
When is the decision made to close sport fields?
|Sport field status will be communicated by 3 p.m. Monday through Friday only (excluding Holidays). In the event of a cancellation, permit holders are responsible to pass any cancellation information along to their participants.
Who can make closure and cancellation decisions?
|To ensure the safety and playability of the fields if weather and/or field conditions change, City staff and/or designated game officials (coaches, referees) may close sport fields or cancel play. The webpage is not updated on the weekends and holidays.
How can I get up to date information easily?
|Permit holders, coaches, players and parents are encouraged to subscribe to email notifications sent directly to your email at subscribe.burlington.ca.
What if a sport field has not been identified as closed on the website and is in an unplayable state?
Please be aware that inclement weather or emergency maintenance closures can occur at any time and without warning. If a field is in an unplayable state when you arrive, please stay off the field and contact customer service at firstname.lastname@example.org, within two business days of booking, so they can assist you with any permit adjustments.
Examples of unplayable conditions include:
Posted on Friday, January 12, 2024 03:15 PM
The City’s recreational facilities will stay open tonight including rentals, however all City-run programs after 6 p.m. including drop-ins and Learn to Swim will be cancelled.
Recreational facilities will be open tomorrow and any facility rentals will run on the usual schedule.
The Burlington Rotary Centennial Pond is closing tonight at 6 p.m. and is expected to reopen tomorrow according to the usual schedule.
Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2023 04:38 PM
All City of Burlington outdoor tennis and pickleball courts are currently being closed down for the winter season. The closure of outdoor tennis and pickleball courts will be completed by Friday, December 1.
Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2023 01:47 PM
Due to snow conditions, all City View Park artificial turf fields are closed today.
Posted on Tuesday, November 28, 2023 01:23 PM
Due to snow conditions, all artificial turf fields are closed today.
Posted on Friday, October 20, 2023 04:12 PM
With winter around the corner, City crews are beginning their seasonal closures of select park washrooms in Burlington that do not have year-round service capabilities.
Other than parks listed below, all park locations will be winterized and closed beginning Monday, October 23, 2024.
The following park washrooms will continue to be open 7 days a week between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. throughout the entire winter season (exceptions noted below):
The following park washroom locations will be closed for the winter season effective Monday, December 4, 2023:
For a full list of park locations that have washroom amenities, visit: burlington.ca/parkwashrooms