Status of sportsgrounds

COVID-19 Update - Tuesday, 19 October 2021: 

Following the release of the new Public Health Order on 18 October, those who are fully vaccinated can now participate in outdoor sport and exercise gatherings of up to 50 people.

From Monday, 11 October 2021 Council sports grounds and ovals became available for community sport training activities, for those who are fully vaccinated. 


Council is required to close its sports grounds and ovals from time to time in response to adverse weather conditions and other circumstances. The decision to close and reopen sports grounds and ovals is made on a needs basis. When grounds are CLOSED it is to prevent damage to the sporting fields, usually during wet weather. 

If grounds are declared CLOSED on the day of scheduled training, then training is not permitted. If grounds are declared OPEN, training is permitted at the discretion of the club.

  • Clubs and users are to conduct their own risk assessments for suitability of use for players and to avoid/reduce damage to the turf
  • Council is mowing the ovals, but there may still be long grass in patches and grass clippings on the ground
  • The ovals could still be damp in places due to the regular rain storms occurring  
  • Ovals may still be wet in sections, if so play is not permitted on the oval

Users are to conduct their own risk assessment prior to use for suitability of use / play due to recent wet weather.

Updated: 11/10/2021

Sports Ground Status Review Date

Lapstone Oval

Explorers Road, Lapstone



Glenbrook Oval

Moore Street, Glenbrook



Knapsack Park

Barnett Street, Glenbrook



Glenbrook Park

Park Street, Glenbrook



Blaxland Oval (St Johns Oval)

St Johns Road, Blaxland



Warrimoo Oval

Rickard Road, Warrimoo



Lomatia Park

Bland Street, Springwood



Summerhayes Park

Hawkesbury Road, Winmalee



Churchill Place Courts

Churchill Place – Springwood



Tom Hunter Park

Hunter Way, Faulconbridge



Gloria Park

Lester Street, Hazelbrook



Lawson Oval

Ferris Lane, Lawson



Pitt Park

Matcham Avenue, Wentworth Falls



Leura Oval

Lone Pine Avenue, Leura (Off Malvern Road)



Peter Carroll Field

Clarence Street, Katoomba



Katoomba Showground

Off Woodlands Road, Katoomba



Katoomba Falls Reserve

Cliff Drive, Katoomba



Bureau Park

Albion Street, Katoomba



Melrose Park

Barton Street, Katoomba



Blackheath Oval

Clan William Street, Blackheath



Browntown Oval

Great Western Highway, Mt Victoria



*Fields that have been reopened are up to the discretion of the clubs and users, should use of the field during the session show signs of damage to the field, and playing surface, clubs should close down the session and make alternative arrangements.