Playing fields in Vernon will be busy tonight.
The City has reopened the fields after a one day closure Monday due to wet weather.
“During periods of wet weather, City staff monitor field conditions to confirm that they are safe to use and to ensure that damage to the playing surfaces does not occur,” says James Rice, Manager of Public Works.
“Our goal is to provide as much play time for residents as possible while still ensuring the fields remain intact. A saturated field can be damaged very quickly and can take weeks to repair.”
The City checks the field conditions in the morning and will issue a press release indicating when a field is closed by noon of that day.
Residents and users can check daily on Recreation Vernon’s web page at www.vernon.ca/parks-recreation or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vernonrec to confirm current field closures.
Recent heavy rainfall has led the City of Vernon to temporarily close playing fields to public use.
James Rice, Public Works Manager, on Monday said the fields are saturated due to the rain and snowmelt.
He said the fields are exceptionally soft and using them for casual play and sport practice may damage the turf.
Users are being asked to stay off the fields until conditions improve.
City staff will monitor field conditions and advise the public when use is permitted.