Determining the playability of an athletic field is crucial to the continued health of the turf and the sustainability of the field throughout the season. The Department of Parks and Recreation will close its athletic fields if Park Maintenance staff determines that fields are too wet for play, or if other issues arise that would compromise patron safety.
An athletic field should be considered CLOSED for play if ANY part of the field becomes unsafe for field users AND/OR if conditions exist where use will cause damage to the field.
REMEMBER: Standing water occurs because the ground is saturated. Removing standing water does not eliminate saturation. It is the saturation and not standing water that causes damage and unsafe conditions.