As part of the second stage in the City’s phased COVID-19 recovery plan, select City sports fields will reopen as a bookable space for sport user groups to conduct team training in groups of 10 people or less beginning July 2.

“With the nice weather now, and residents anxious to enjoy the outdoors, we look forward to reopening sports fields for permitted recreational use by sports teams and clubs during the summer season,” said Kitchener Mayor Berry Vrbanovic. “We know residents are looking to access these facilities while also having safety top of mind, so we’re continuing to reopen City amenities in a measured way and in accordance with provincial and public health guidelines, while still providing opportunities for community use.”

Starting July 2, select City fields, including soccer and baseball diamonds will reopen for permitted bookings, with physical distancing measures and gathering size restrictions in place. Budd Park, Bridgeport, Upper Canada Park, and Wilson Park are among the 43 City sports fields that are set to reopen to sports groups and teams for training purposes. Sports groups are expected to adhere to return to play guidelines as outlined by their governing body.

Sports teams and clubs can contact the City to arrange field bookings, which are available from as early as 7 a.m. and in some locations, as late as 11 p.m., seven days a week.

At this time, shared spaces and facilities such as bleachers, dug outs, washrooms, changerooms, locker rooms and concession stands will remain closed. Visitors are required to take home any garbage brought on premises, as garbage cans will not be available on site. With gathering restrictions in place, only groups of 10 or fewer will be allowed as spectators during training.

“Residents love our outdoor spaces like sports fields because they’re a great place to connect” said Ward 2 Councillor Dave Schnider. “As we bring more services and amenities back online as part of the City’s recovery process, we’re being very careful to make resident safety, a priority while we strive to meet the needs of our residents.”

To book a City sports field, email your request/inquiry to For more information on field conditions, as well as a complete list of sports fields reopening, visit


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Shawn Falcao
Manager, Corporate Communications