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Book a playfield

Playfields (or "D & E fields") are unstaffed fields with no amenities that are located in a community. There are approximately 1,800 playfields available to rent across the City.

Playfields are broken down into two classes of fields:

  • D-class fields/diamonds are maintained by the City of Calgary Parks. They are normally located near Community Associations or open spaces that are not on school property.
  • E-class fields/diamonds are located at school sites and are maintained through the school boards.

How do I know if the field is D or E class?

To determine if the field is D or E class, refer to second number (indicated in bold in the example below) on tag numbers, which are found at the site either on the soccer posts or ball diamond back stop.

  • If the number is between 1 through 4 the field is a D class facility
  • If the number is a 5 or 6 it is an E class facility

Example: S5TUS02 is an E class playfield

Step 1. Browse Playfield Availability

Rectangular field bookings are a minimum of one hour time slots, starting and ending on the hour:

  • Monday - Friday: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Saturday - Sunday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Diamond bookings are 3 hour time slots, starting at:

  • Monday - Friday: 6 p.m.
  • Saturday - Sunday: 9 a.m., 12 p.m., 3 p.m. or 6 p.m.
  • Diamond and cricket pitches must be booked weekdays from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Step 2. Review Policies and Regulations

Review the information on the playfields policies page.

Step 3. Check Booking Timelines and Rental Rates

  • October 2017 – January 2018 - Process rollovers for all renewal groups.
  • December 1, 2017 – Tournament applications due for 2018 tournaments (Dates/Times for 2018 can be given priority if applications are submitted by December 1 deadline).
  • February 12, 2018 - Renewal permits emailed the week of February 10
  • March 12, 2018 - Deadline for changes to renewal permits without fees.
  • March 20, 2018 - Playfield Public Day.
  • TBD - Playfields open for the season - Due to the extended cold temperatures and above normal snowfall this past winter, there will be a delay in the opening date of playfields. We'll continue to monitor the weather and keep this page updated on this year's opening date. Please note not all fields will be open at the same time due to site specific field conditions.
  • October 15, 2018 - Playfields close for the season.
  • December 1, 2018 - Tournament applications due for 2018 tournaments (Dates/Times for 2019 can be given priority).

See the Playfield Rates and Descriptions

Step 4. Submit an application