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Book a playfield

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 maintained by the school boards. They are located on school property.

Step 1 - Review rental rates

Inland and Deerfoot Athletic Parks are D-Class fields and are booked through the D & E booking process.

Rental rates for D & E class playfields

D-Class Playfields Rates: 1 hour Rates: 2 hours Rates: 3 hours









D-Class fields or diamonds – Cancellations or amendments received a minimum of seven (7) business days prior to the rental date will be provided with a refund or credit. Cancellations or amendments received with less than seven (7) business days’ notice are non-refundable.

E-Class Playfields Rates: 1 hour Rates: 2 hours Rates: 3 hours









E-Class fields or diamonds – Non-refundable as of April 15, regardless of notice provided.

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. Playfield tag numbers are based on facility type and community:

  • If the first number is 1 the field is a D-class facility
  • If the first number is a 5 or 6 it is an E-class facility

Example: S1TUS02 is an D-class playfield

  • A $4.75 risk management fee is applied to each permit.
  • Playfields are subject to a minimum $10.00 + GST fee for one time bookings or if the total cost of the permits is less than $10.00
  • No refunds are given for inclement weather/rainouts, with the exception of approved tournaments.
  • All Tournament and Day Camp requests are subject to a non-refundable $26.25 admin fee due upfront. The balance is due 30 days prior to the first booking date. Changes may be made up to 7 days prior to booking. All Tournament and Day Camp requests require an application & approval.

Step 2 - Browse Playfield locations and availability

D & E Playfields booking hours

Field Type Monday - Friday Saturday - Sunday

Rectangular field

Bookings are a minimum of one hour time slots, starting and ending on the hour

6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Ball diamond and Cricket pitch

Bookings are 3 hour time slots.

Diamond and cricket pitches must be booked weekdays from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

6 p.m. 

9 a.m., 12 p.m., 3 p.m. or 6 p.m.

Step 3 - Review conditions and regulations

Step 4 - Check Booking Timelines

Prior to Public day: Response times for tournament, day camp and renewal applications will vary and are not guaranteed as this is a high volume period.

After public day: Responses for most playfield applications can take up to a maximum of three business days to process. Tournament or day camp requests can take an additional four weeks to receive approval from the appropriate area office.

  • November 2020 - January 2021 - Process rollovers for all renewal groups.
  • December 01, 2020- Day camp applications due for 2021 Events (Dates/Times for 2021 can be given priority if applications are submitted by December 1 deadline. Applications for tournaments is TBD.).
  • February 08, 2021 - Renewal permits emailed the week of February 8.
  • March 5, 2021 - Deadline for changes to renewal permits without fees.
  • April 15, 2021- Playfields open for the season.
  • June 17, 2021 - Public day for any new requests in July/August for playfields will be booked on a first come, first served basis beginning at 8:30 a.m.
  • October 15, 2021 - Playfields close for the season.
  • December 1, 2021 - Tournament applications due for 2022 tournaments (Dates/Times for 2022 can be given priority). 

Playfield Renewal Rights

  • To qualify for playfield renewal rights, you must have a booking of: a minimum of 5 dates at one playfield for the same time period, on the same day of the week, for consecutive weeks. (Example: minimum of 5 bookings at one playfield, Wednesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. for 5 consecutive weeks).
  • Renewal bookings are based on your organization’s previous booking of an individual playfield on a session-to-session basis (example: Fall renews to Fall, Winter renews to Winter).
  • If you delete dates from your renewal permit resulting in less than 5 bookings, or resulting in your bookings becoming non-consecutive each week, you may lose your renewal rights.
  • It takes 2 years to establish a renewal and 2 years to lose a renewal. This allows established renewal groups some flexibility for unforeseen circumstances. If a group falls below the 5 dates booking minimum for 2 years in a row, the renewal is lost.
  • Established renewals are groups who have booked a minimum of 2 years in a row. If your booking is considered a renewal, you will automatically receive a renewal permit the following session. You will not have to apply for the space, and you will be given the option to cancel the renewal permit without charge.
  • New renewals are groups that have qualified for renewal status for the first time. These groups are offered a renewal if there are no operational or historical booking conflicts.
  • Special events, tournaments and track meets do not qualify for automatic renewals.
  • Tournaments do not qualify for automatic renewals.

Step 5 - Submit an application

Ready-to-apply checklist

When you can mark each task completed, you’re ready to fill out the application form.

__ I've read and understand each of the terms and conditions for booking:

__ I've selected a playfield and confirmed my preferred date and time is available.
__ I'm aware of the rental rates and when payment is due.
__ I'm applying on the correct date.