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Fields in Vancouver

Enjoy your favourite team sport on one of Vancouver's many outdoor facilities. The city has 153 playing fields ranging from regulation-size grass fields and artificial turf to gravel fields. 

Most Park Board fields, courts, diamonds and outdoor facilities are available for casual use on a first-come, first-serve basis. The exception is artificial turf fields (which require a permit), regular fields reserved by a permit-holder, and fields that are closed for maintenance.

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:

  1. View the facility schedule to make sure it is available.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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:

  1. Read about the restrictions for volleyball tournaments
  2. Find a facility 
  3. 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.

Insurance

Insurance is required for multiple reservations or reservations of longer than four hours.

Rates for reserving outdoor facilities

Field rental rates

Find rates for reserving sport facilities, such as fields, baseball diamonds, basketball courts, volleyball courts, tennis courts, and squash and racquetball courts.

Availability of outdoor facilities

Schedules for field rentals

Before you request a reservation, check the online field, court, and diamond schedules to find out when the facility is already booked for other uses.

Join the Vancouver Field Sports Federation

Vancouver Field Sports Federation

Learn about the Field Sports Federation and become a member of the Federation to help keep Vancouver’s playing fields in good condition.

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Softball, baseball, and t-ball

Vancouver offers numerous softball and baseball diamonds throughout the city including the Nat Bailey Stadium which hosts the Vancouver Canadians and UBC Thunderbirds. You can also join at softball teams or leagues or sign up for classes with many community centres in Vancouver.

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The Vancouver Park Board has 8 racquetball or squash courts in 6 different community centres. Find out where you can play and take lessons in these high-paced, aerobic sports.

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Tennis

Whether you are a beginner or experienced tennis player, you will find lots of opportunities to play in Vancouver. Find a tennis court, sign up for tennis lessons, or join a tennis club.

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Vancouver has many options for playing volleyball. Find out about using indoor and outdoor volleyball courts, joining a volleyball league, or taking a volleyball course or workshop.

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