When do I need a reservation and permit?
We suggest you make a reservation and apply for permit when you want to:
- Be sure the field or facility is available exactly when you need it and first-come, first-serve is too uncertain for your needs
- Use a field or facility regularly for your league’s practices and games
- Schedule a tournament
- Use an artificial turf field
Leagues and teams that hold permits and have booked facilities in the past get scheduling priority. Many of them are leagues that are affiliated with Sport BC, and anyone can join the leagues.
Learn about these leagues and teams on the:
How to reserve a field, court, or diamond
To reserve an outdoor facility:
- View the facility schedule to make sure it is available.
- Complete the outdoor facilities reservation request form.
- The Park Board will contact you for payment and, if necessary, for your non-profit number and proof of insurance.
- If you reserved more than 4 hours of use, or if you reserved multiple dates, provide proof of insurance by fax or email. This includes the 3 co-insureds.
- Pay the reservation fee.
Once the Park Board accepts your reservation, payment, and insurance, you will receive a permit. Read and review all the disclaimers listed on your permit.
How to reserve volleyball courts
To reserve a volleyball court for a league practice or tournament, do the following:
- Read about the restrictions for volleyball tournaments
- Find a facility
- Fill out an outdoor facility reservation request form.
Once your reservation is approved, you have provided proof of insurance (if insurance is necessary), and your payment is received. Read and review all the disclaimers listed on your permit. Permit approval for all events is based on the demand for the space, the impact on neighbours, park amenities (such as off-street parking), and the availability of washrooms facilities.
Find rates for reserving sport facilities, such as fields, baseball diamonds, basketball courts, volleyball courts, tennis courts, and squash and racquetball courts.
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