Field Conditions

We are able to issue permits for organized activities (practices, coaching or games) based on inidivdual sport/club return to play plans and receipt of all COVID-19 waivers. Parks remain open for personal recreational use, with priority use to those with valid permits. Follow physical distancing and hand washing recommendations. Stay home if unwell. For information on COVID-19, please review our info page.

We maintain the grass for 19 soccer, 1 football and 35 ball fields across Saanich. Fields are used by more than 8,000 players annually! To let the grass grow, we do close fields when seasons end, in poor weather or when being repaired.

Field status key
  • Open:  Fields are open. Clubs must halt play if conditions deteriorate.
  • Club discretion:  Fields are closed and conditions are marginal. Clubs may open the field, or a part of it, if conditions are suitable for play.
  • Closed:  Fields are closed for all use. They must remain closed until Saanich Parks re-opens them.
  • End of season:  Fields are undergoing seasonal maintenance and are unavailable for use.

Note: For Club Discretion status, visit that club’s website for more information. Do not play on fields when there is frost, snow, standing water or unsafe conditions. Conditions may change - clubs may still close fields or delay use at their discretion. 

Ball diamonds - current conditions

Last updated: July 3, 2020

For information on COVID-19, please review our info page.

Ball fields are available for play when not under permit by home user clubs (you will be asked to leave if the home user group comes to use field when under their permit). Bases are the responsibility of the user group.

Inspect fields before use. Do not play if overly wet or frost/snow covered. Saanich or home user clubs reserve the right to close fields if unfit for play.

Ball diamonds are not available for rent from October to March due to field maintenance.

Ball back catcher getting ready to throw ball

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Park / Diamond(s)

Allenby Park [PDF - 179 KB] (Carnarvon Baseball Association)

  • Diamond 1 (baseball): Open
  • Diamond 2 (blast/T-ball): Open

Ambassador Park [PDF - 150 KB] (Lakehill Little League and Softball)

  • Diamond 1 (little league): Open
  • Diamond 2 (softball): Open
    • Note: all other diamonds nearby are on school board property and not included in the park

Braefoot Park [PDF - 156 KB]

  • Diamond 1 (baseball): Open

Cedar Hill Park [PDF - 202 KB]

  • Diamond 1 (softball): Open
  • Diamond 2 (softball): Closed for maintenance

Hampton Park [PDF - 122 KB] (Hampton Little League)

  • Diamond 1 (little league): Closed for maintenance
  • Diamond 2 (little league): Open
  • Diamond 3 (little league): Open
  • Diamond 4 (blast/T-ball): Open

Horner Park [PDF - 166 KB]

  • Diamond 1 (softball): PARKS CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Hyacinth Park [PDF - 210 KB] (Victoria/Saanich Women's Fastball)

  • Diamond 1 (softball): Open
  • Diamond 2 (softball): Open

Lambrick Park [PDF - 367 KB] (Gordon Head Baseball and Victoria Mavericks Baseball)

  • Diamond 1 (Joe Stephenson - baseball): Open
  • Diamond 2 (Mavericks - baseball): Open
  • Diamond 3 (Wilf Sadler - baseball): Open
  • Diamond 4 (major baseball): Open
  • Diamond 5 (minor baseball): Open

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Layritz Park [PDF - 426 KB] (Layritz Little League and Layritz Intermediate BC Minor Baseball)

  • Diamond 1 (little league/softball): Open
  • Diamond 2 (baseball): Open
  • Diamond 3 (little league): Open
  • Diamond 4 (blast/T-ball): Open
  • Diamond 5 (Jenna Hiser - softball): Open
  • Diamond 6 (softball/softball): Open
  • Diamond 7 (baseball): Club Discretion

Lochside Park [PDF - 487 KB] (Cordova Bay Fastball)

  • Diamond 1 (little league/softball): Open
  • Diamond 2 (softball): Open
  • Diamond 3 (softball): Open

Maynard Park [PDF - 179 KB] (Carnarvon Baseball Association)

  • Diamond 1 (little league): Open
  • Diamond 2 (little league): Open

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Majestic Park [PDF - 129 KB] (Gordon Head Fastball)

  • Diamond 1 (softball): Open

Rosedale Park [PDF - 206 KB] (Strawberry Vale Fastball)

  • Diamond 1 (softball): Open
  • Diamond 2 (sfotball): Open
  • Diamond 3 (blast/T-ball): Open

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Current conditions: football field

Last updated:  June 5, 2020 - no permits issued at this time

For information on COVID-19, please review our info page.

The football field in Copley West Park is available for play when not under permit by the home user club (you will be asked to leave if the home user group comes to use field when under their permit).

Inspect fields before use. Do not play if overly wet or frost/snow covered. Saanich or home user club reserve the right to close field if unfit for play.

Greater Victoria Minor Football

Copley West [PDF - 87 KB] – Football Field:  Closed for season

Copley West [PDF - 87 KB] – Practice Field:  Closed for season

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Current conditions - soccer fields

Last updated: June 5, 2020 - soccer season is over. No permits issued.

For information on COVID-19, please review our info page.

Reminder: Clubs are responsible to properly secure goal posts at all times. Goal posts must be off the field at the end of each session to enable grass to be properly cut. If goals on field, the mower will go around them.

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Club / Field(s)

Bays United Soccer Association

Maynard [PDF - 180 KB]:  End of season - no permits

Gorge Soccer Association

Hampton [PDF - 122 KB] (Ackinclose):  End of season - no permits

Rudd Park [PDF - 149 KB]:  End of season - no permits

Lakehill Soccer Association

Beckwith 3 [PDF - 323 KB]:  End of season - no permits

Braefoot [PDF - 156 KB] 2 (middle field - sand):  End of season - no permits

Braefoot [PDF - 156 KB] 3 (upper soil):  End of season - no permits

Reynolds [PDF - 173 KB]:  End of season - no permits

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Prospect Lake Soccer Club

Beckwith [PDF - 323 KB] 1:  End of season - no permits

Beckwith [PDF - 323 KB] 2:  End of season - no permits

Glanford [PDF - 139 KB]:  End of season - no permits

Prospect Lake [PDF - 76 KB] lower (Adam Kerr - sand):  End of season - no permits

Prospect Lake [PDF - 76 KB] upper (soil):  End of season - no permits

Saanich Fusion

Lambrick [PDF - 368 KB]1 (close to walkway):  End of season - no permits

Lambrick [PDF - 368 KB] 2 (close to slope/ditch):  End of season - no permits

Upper Lambrick [PDF - 368 KB] 4 (Euro - south side):  End of season - no permits

Upper Lambrick [PDF - 368 KB] (Mini’s):  End of season - no permits

Upper Lambrick [PDF - 368 KB] 5 (Euro - north side):  End of season - no permits

Lochside [PDF - 488 KB] 2 (sand - close to shed):  End of season - no permits

Lochside [PDF - 488 KB] 3 (soil):  End of season - no permits

Tyndall [PDF - 161 KB] upper (Doug Day): End of season - no permits

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Practice areas

Hampton [PDF - 122 KB] Practice Area:  Opened or Closed by Home Club - Closed to permits
Tyndall [PDF - 161 KB] Practice Area:  Opened or Closed by Home Club - Closed to permits

Artificial turf fields

Braefoot Artificial Turf Field:  Opened or Closed by Home Club (Lakehill Soccer) - Closed to permits
Hampton Artificial Turf Field:  Opened or Closed by Home Club (Gorge Soccer) - Closed to permits
Layritz Artificial Turf Field:  Opened or Closed by Home Club (Prospect Lake Soccer) - Closed to permits
Lochside Artificial Turf Field:  Opened or Closed by Home Club (Saanich Fusion) - Closed to permits
Tyndall Artificial Turf Field:  Opened or Closed by Home Clubs (Saanich Fusion) - Closed to permits

Sports fields are available for public use when open. Home user groups have priority use and will ask you to leave if during their season permit times. Please inspect fields before use. Nets are owned by the home user clubs and not available for public use without prior arrangement with the home club.

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Information on field closures

We thank club members who check fields before games. We may close fields due to poor weather conditions, concern for player safety or maintenance needs. Fields are not to be used when marked closed by Saanich Parks.

We work closely with clubs, and realize field closures impact thousands of players. We know that fall/winter sports are not fair-weather sports, and players (and parents) are used to playing in the wet and cold.

Please check in with your club to confirm field status prior to use.

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