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Book an Athletic Park Diamond, Field, Track or the Velodrome

Continued use of City-owned athletic parks and playfields including athletic park tracks and baseball diamonds depends on users’ ability to ensure safety of all participants.

Athletic parks are available to book for football, baseball, softball, soccer, field hockey, field lacrosse, track, ultimate Frisbee, sports tournaments and special events. An outdoor cycling track is also available to book at Glenmore Athletic Park.

Step 1. Browse Athletic Park Availability

Step 2. Review Policies and Regulations

Review the information on the athletic park policies page. 

Step 3. Check Booking Timelines and Rental Rates

Athletic park applications can take up to a maximum of seven business days to process after public day has occurred. Responses for special event/tournament and renewal applications will not be received prior to timelines indicated below.

Note: Timelines will be updated annually by Oct 31 for the following season.

Greater Calgary Amateur Football Association (GCAFA) - SHOULDICE ARTIFICIAL TURF FIELDS ONLY

undefined: Dec. 2  - 9, 2019 undefined: Renewal permits processed
undefined: Dec. 10 - 11, 2019 undefined: Renewal permits and infoview spreadsheets emailed
undefined: Feb. 3, 2020 undefined: Renewal permit amendments due (without fee)

RENEWAL Special Events, Tournaments and Track Meets 2020

undefined: Dec. 10 - 16, 2019 undefined: Renewal tentative permit information emailed
undefined: Jan. 21, 2020 undefined: Confirmation deadline, firmed permits emailed to renewal event groups
undefined: Jan. 28, 2020 undefined: Renewal 25% deposits due

NEW/CHANGED Special Events, Tournaments and Track Meets 2020

undefined: Dec. 1, 2019 undefined: Special event/tournament/track meet applications due
​Varies ​Firmed permits emailed to groups as approved by site staff
​Varies ​25% deposits due 7 days after firmed permit set to customer

Diamond, Track, Velodrome, Rectangular Field - REGULAR SEASON RENEWALS/ROLLOVERS

undefined: Dec. 16, 2019 - Feb. 3, 2020 undefined: Renewal permits processed
undefined: Feb. 3, 2020 undefined: Renewal permits emailed
undefined: Mar. 2, 2020 undefined: Renewal permit amendments due (without fee)

Public Day

undefined: Mar. 5, 2020 undefined: Athletic Parks public day

Opening days

See open/close schedule in step 1

undefined: Apr. 1, 2020 undefined: Shouldice artifical turf and Calgary Soccer Centre tentative opening day for the season
undefined: Apr. 13, 2020 undefined: Diamonds, tracks and velodrome open for the season
undefined: May 2, 2020 undefined: Rectangular fields open for the season

Closing days

undefined: Oct. 25, 2020 undefined: ​Athletic parks close (except Shouldice artificial turf) for the season
undefined: Dec. 2, 2020 undefined: Artificial turf fields off season begins

Prior to April 1, 2019 and after December 1, 2019 artificial turf fields require approval to book.​

See the Athletic Parks Rates and Descriptions

Step 4. Submit an Athletic Field Application