Sports facilities & fields

Set against the backdrop of Sydney Harbour, the City of Canada Bay's sporting fields are among the most renowned and scenic in NSW. Numerous sports clubs call the area home with facilities catering from community grass roots to elite sports.  

If you are interested in booking a sports field, please go to Council's Online Booking System. The site will enable you to search for open space, parks and sportsfields including on-site facilities, field configuration and availability for hire. The site also enables you to apply for bookings in parks and open space for filming, events and social recreation (less than 80 people).

Please refer to Council's Sportsfield Allocation Policy for the management of land categorised as sportsground.

If you need assistance in navigating the booking system, please contact Council's Recreation Bookings Coordinator on 9911 6314 or email openspacebookings@canadabay.nsw.gov.au.

Maintenance requests

Wet weather process

During inclement weather, sportsfields are inspected daily to ensure they are fit for purpose and to assess potential for long term damage to playing surfaces.  

Inevitably there are occasions when Council has to close sportsfields. To find out whether a sportsfield is open or closed, visit Council's wet weather web page.

On such occasions, updates are completed by:

  • 2pm Monday – Thursday: Council website, Wet Weather Hotline
  • 3pm Friday: Council website, Wet Weather Hotline
  • 8:30am Saturday – Sunday: updated only if required, Wet Weather Hotline only (9911 6375).
Concord Oval

Concord Oval has recently undergone a major redevelopment as one of the City's premier sport and recreation venues. The Concord Oval and Community Precinct is located on Parramatta Road, and is bound by Loftus Street, Gipps Street and the rear boundaries of the properties on Taylor Street, Concord. It is scheduled to re-open in late 2022 and will house:

  • Head office and training venue for the Wests Tigers NRL team
  • Home ground and administration centre for West Harbour Rugby Football Club
  • Concord Oval Recreation Centre (health and fitness, 4 indoor sports courts, cafe and physio).
Drummoyne Oval

Drummoyne Oval is a multi-use sportsground adjacent to the Parramatta River.

The facility caters for a variety of sports including:

  • Cricket – from grade to international level
  • Rugby Union
  • AFL
  • School sport
  • Community events.

The oval is complemented by Drummoyne Park offering more informal recreation opportunities, and Taplin Park which often operates organised sport in tandem with Drummoyne Oval as well as passive recreation set against the backdrop of Drummoyne Bay.

Majors Bay Reserve synthetic football field

Majors Bay Synthetic is not currently open to the public due to vandalism issues. The facility is heavily used throughout the year for organised football training and matchplay. 

 

Sportsfield Rating System

City of Canada Bay sports field rating system allows sporting groups to view the condition of all active sporting fields.

The system of regularly recording the condition of active sports fields is combined with the opportunity for sporting groups to be equally aware of the condition of their fields. This creates a sense of partnership between sporting groups and Council with a process that encourages understanding and communication between both bodies. Council’s overriding goal is to maintain the 'Fit For Play' and long term longevity of each sporting field. 

The scored system rates each sporting field on 13 crucial condition factors with examples that include:

  • Grass cover
  • Wicket areas (where applicable)
  • Vigour
  • Worn or bare areas.  

A scored point of 69 has been established at City of Canada Bay for preliminary notification. Once this intervention position has been reached a letter is sent to the sporting group using this facility. They will be advised that the field surface is at a critical point and needs to be addressed with consideration for reduced training or reallocation of games to other venues. This letter is purely a preliminary notification of action that may need to be considered by both parties should the field further deteriorate.

If the sports field's condition does not respond to strategies put in place and deteriorates to a scored level of 66 on the rating scale, closure will be initiated. It should be understood that at this point there is an increased risk for user injuries as well as possible long term and possible irreparable damage to the surface. The cost and time implication from bringing a field back from a point of failure to a quality standard is extensive and the intention is not to allow the field to reach this condition.

No sports field, once closed, will be reopened until a scored standard of 67 is achieved.

There are increasing pressures from expanding user groups, variables of weather, lack of rain and water restrictions that all form part of the overall considerations for Council.

The sports field Rating System, as an assessment tool with clearly defined parameters, has already gained a high level of acceptance from user groups. All parties are clear on what we are trying to achieve in an interactive and visual format. The fields are monitored on a fortnightly basis if it scores 79 or below.

Wet weather field updates

Council endeavours to have all fields usable and employs a range of methods to notify of wet weather status updates.  Please refer to the wet weather update page for the latest information and updates.

As weather is unpredictable, Council reserves the right to alter its decisions on any ground closures after considering the current weather conditions.

Wet Weather Hotline

Phone: 9911 6375

 Park Name Field
Number  

Previous Inspection

Current   
Arthur Walker Reserve  1 90 95
Campbell Park 1  1 92 90
Campbell Park 2  2 92 90
Campbell Park 3  3 91 91
Cintra Park Netball  1 78 90
Concord Oval  1 87 89
Drummoyne Oval  1 92  94
Edwards Park  1 closed 80
Edwards Park  2 closed 74
Edwards Park  3 closed 86
Edwards Park  4 closed 85
Edwards Park  5 closed 88
Five Dock Park 1 88 85
Goddard Park 1 91 93
Goddard Park Mini 88 90
Greenlees Park 1 90 88
Nield Park  1 88 87
Nield Park  2 90 88
Nield Park  3 90 89
Nield Park  4 91 90
Powells Creek School  1 - 83
Powells Creek Reserve  2 - 70
Queen Elizabeth Park  1 72 74
Queen Elizabeth Park  2 72 72
Queen Elizabeth Park  3 72 72
Ron Routley Oval  1 96 90 
Rothwell Park  1 98 98
Sid Richards Park  1 87 89
Sid Richards Park  2 87 87
Sid Richards Park  3 83 Closed
St Lukes Oval   70 78
St Lukes Park  1 83 84
St Lukes Park  2 83 88
St Lukes Park  3 83 88
St LukesNorth   83 86 
Taplin Park  1 90 90
Timbrell Park  1 80 80
Timbrell Park  2 - 80