Status of sportsgrounds

PAGE UPDATED 18/11/22

Information about ground closures can be found in the table below.

Next review: When major weather changes occur, or conditions change.


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

 

Sports Ground Oval Status Condition of Use

Lapstone Oval

Explorers Road, Lapstone

CLOSED Under maintenance

Glenbrook Park

Park Street, Glenbrook

OPEN  

Glenbrook Oval

Moore Street, Glenbrook

OPEN  

Knapsack Park Ovals

Barnett Street, Glenbrook

OPEN  

Blaxland / St Johns Oval

St Johns Rd, Blaxland

OPEN Use at clubs discretion

Warrimoo Oval Top Field

Rickard Road, Warrimoo

OPEN Use at clubs discretion

Warrimoo Oval Bottom Field

Rickard Road, Warrimoo

OPEN Use at clubs discretion

Summerhayes Park Field 1

Hawkesbury Road, Winmalee

CLOSED  

Summerhayes Park Fields 2 &3

Hawkesbury Road, Winmalee

OPEN Use at clubs discretion

Lomatia Park Oval

Bland Street, Springwood (Off Malvern Road)

OPEN Limited use areas at Clubs discretion, cricket, softball, dog training, personal trainers

Tom Hunter Oval

Tom Hunter Way, Faulconbridge

OPEN Use at clubs discretion

Gloria Park Oval

Lester Street, Hazelbrook

OPEN Only for approved scheduled cricket games. Club to undertake own risk assessment for use.

Lawson Oval

Ferris Lane, Lawson

OPEN Use at clubs discretion

Pitt Park Top Fields

Matcham Avenue, Wentworth Falls

OPEN   

Pitt Park Bottom Oval

Matcham Avenue, Wentworth Falls

OPEN  Use at clubs discretion in dry areas only, athletics track closed

Murray Oval

Hawkesbury Road, Winmalee

OPEN  

Peter Carroll Fields

Megalong St, Katoomba

OPEN  

Katoomba Falls Oval Top

Cliff Drive, Katoomba

OPEN  

Katoomba Falls Oval Bottom

Cliff Drive, Katoomba

CLOSED  

Katoomba Showground

Off Woodlands Road, Katoomba

OPEN  

Melrose Oval

Barton Street, Katoomba

OPEN  

Blackheath Oval

Clanwilliam St, Blackheath

OPEN  

Browntown Oval

Great Western Highway, Mt Victoria

CLOSED Limited use archery only in selected arears

*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.