Book D & E-class ball diamonds

There are approximately 1,800 D & E-class sports fields across the City. Fields are available to book for leagues, practices, tournaments, special events or other sporting needs.

Seasonal open/close schedule


Dates Actions
Apr. 15, 2022

Fields open for the season (weather pending)

Oct. 15, 2022

Fields close for the season 

Ball diamond classes


  • D-class diamonds: Maintained by the City of Calgary Parks. Mowing is sporadic. Surface may not be level.
  • E-class diamonds: Maintained by the school boards (limited management).

How do I know if the ball diamond is D or E-class?

Tags are located at the field site ((either on the goal posts or ball diamond back stop). Field tag numbers are based on facility type and community. To determine the field class, refer to the second number (indicated in bold in the example below). - Example: S1TUS02 is an D-class field

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

Field locations and features


D & E-class economy ball diamonds are unstaffed with no amenities. 

  • D-class fields are generally located in parks or new community centres.
  • E-class fields are located on school property.

You can browse D & E ball diamond locations on the Parks map.

 

Rental rates


D & E-class fields are subject to an administration fee of $10.50 unless your hourly rate total is higher than $10.50.

For example if you book a D-class field at the minor rate for 1 hour, the cost would be $13.06 ($2.56 plus the $10.50 administration fee). However if you booked a D-class field at the minor rate for 5 hours, The fee would be $12.80 ($2.56 x 5 hours) and  there is no $10.50 fee added because you have exceeded the minimum fee requirement.

D-class Adult rate Minor rate

Hourly

$22.54

$2.50

E-class Adult rate Minor rate

Hourly

$4.75

$1.22

A $4.75 risk management fee is applied to each permit.

No refunds are given for inclement weather/rainouts, with the exception of approved tournaments.

Booking Schedule


The booking of ball diamonds is available first to priority and renewal users. Prior to Public day, response times for special event,  tournament and renewal applications will vary and are not guaranteed as this is a high-volume period. 

New requests for booking D & E-class ball diamonds are handled on a first-come, first-served basis. All diamonds can be booked on or after the Public Day of the season. 

Prior to Apr. 1 and after Dec. 1, responses for most applications can take up to a maximum of three business days to process.

Dates Renewals New requests

Nov. 2021 – Feb. 2022

Process all renewal groups permits

N/A

Dec. 1, 2021

Special events & tournament renewal applications due for 2022

N/A

Feb. 07, 2022

Renewal permits and invoices emailed this week

N/A

Mar. 1, 2022

Deadline for amendments to be submitted for renewal permits without fees. All other amendments cannot be submitted until after public day and will be processed with a fee

N/A

Mar. 15, 2022

Renewal Fee Due. Unpaid fee will result in fields being returned to public day pool for bookings

N/A

Mar. 29, 2022

N/A

Public Day - new requests for playfields will be booked on a first come, first served basis beginning at 8:30 a.m. Requests must be submitted by application.  Applications submitted prior to this time will be processed March 30 th .  Over the phone bookings for Playfields will only be accepted once public day applications have been processed.  Over the phone bookings will resume on April 4, 2022.

D & E-class renewal rights

Renewal rights exist when a group has a booking each year for the same time period, on the same day of the week.

Renewal bookings are based on an organization’s historical use at each individual facility for the previous two years. 2020 and 2021 will not be included in renewal reviews, as the COVID-19 pandemic affected the ability of many organizations to offer sport activities.

  • 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.
  • Renewal bookings in 2022 prioritize organizations with bookings in 2019 or before, to allow organizations who were unable to renew their spaces due to the pandemic opportunity to continue their relationship with The City.
  • 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.

For questions about renewals, contact the Customer Service Centre at facilitybookings@calgary.ca.  

Availability & booking


Check ball diamond availability and submit an application using our online form. Applications can take up to seven business days to process after public day has occurred.

Bookings can also be arranged by contacting Facility Bookings. Please note that during the peak season, if your first booking is within 7 days it is best to call in your short notice requests.​

Arrange a port-o-potty

If you wish to arrange for a Port-o-potty. Please call 311 to approve placement.

Rules, conditions & terms


Rules & regulations

General rules

  • Please be considerate of community residents and all other park users.
  • Groups are responsible for any damages to the field, and to surrounding residences, schools, cars and parking lots.
  • Public disturbances and excessive noise, including vulgar language and honking of car horns, are prohibited.
  • Dogs are not permitted at athletic parks (Bylaw 23M2006 – Section 15).
  • All groups are required to have their permit with them at all times. It is impossible to double book a field or diamond. If approached by another user group or the party refuses to vacate, please contact 311 and request a bylaw officer to be dispatched. 
  • The group is responsible for any damage to the field (except normal wear and tear), and to surrounding residences, schools, cars, etc. Field users are required to carry insurance and are responsible for any damage their group may cause. This may include excessive damage to the field, damage to surrounding properties (residences, schools, etc.), or vehicles.
  • Field and parking areas must be left clear of garbage.
  • Only crushed dolomite or latex may be used to mark playfields. Marking fields is the responsibility of the user group.

Portapotties

  • If you are having port-a-potties placed on site, you must contact 3-1-1 to arrange a suitable location.

Parking

  • Parking is not permitted in private parking lots, driveways, alleys or on greenspace. Vehicles are not permitted to drive on turf, including playfields.
  • Field users are expected to abide by all parking bylaws.

Additional rules

  • No access to fields or greenspaces that are covered in snow or extremely wet.
  • Driving tent stakes or any stakes into turf is prohibited.

Alcohol and Cannabis Consumption – Zero Tolerance

Alcohol and Cannabis Consumption – Zero Tolerance

The City of Calgary in accordance with City Bylaws has established a zero alcohol and cannabis environment at City facilities. We ask for your support as we do our best to provide safe and enjoyable family environments at all City-owned facilities.

If organizations fail to comply with the guidelines they will be contacted by a City of Calgary representative and advised of the non-compliance. By agreeing to the terms of your ensuring that all league members are aware of the guidelines. 

The Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis Act, Section 89 provides that no person may use or consume liquor in a public place or any place other than a residence, temporary residence, licensed premises or any other place as prescribed in the regulations.

Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis Act, R.S.A. June 17, 2020

Public Place

89(1) Except as provided in this Act, no person may use or consume liquor in a public place or any place other than a residence, temporary residence, licensed premises or a place or class of place prescribed in the regulations where liquor may be used or consumed.

The City of Calgary in accordance with City Bylaws has established a zero alcohol and cannabis environment at City facilities. We ask for your support as we do our best to provide safe and enjoyable family environments at all City-owned facilities.

This Act 89(1) applies to all arenas, athletic parks, pools, playfields, parking lots and multi-purpose facilities.

Fines for not complying with Bylaw # 23M2018 smoking or vaping in public spaces is $100 (Cannabis) $115.00 (Alcohol or intoxication) 

Some exceptions are:

  • Festivals/Events booked through Recreation with approval/license from The Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis (AGLC) agency and paid security.
  • Private adult events booked through an Athletic Park Special Event Application Form, with proof of AGLC approval/license. Security is provided for the duration of the event at a cost of $35 per hour per security guard. Security volunteers are not permitted.
  • Concessions with an AGLC license to sell alcohol.

Zero tolerance is in full effect and actions will be taken for organizations and or individuals who do not abide.

For organizations or individuals that would like to request Alcohol on site please apply through the special event application process

 

Terms & conditions

Conditions for field use

Our rental terms and conditions apply to all field users. You’ll be asked to accept them during the applications process.

Your permit must be onsite during any and all of your bookings to avoid any confusion. Your permit is proof of your rental to anyone who may need to see it.

Permits are only valid for the date, time and location specified on the reservation receipt. The City of Calgary does not post reservation notices at park or field locations. If a non-permitted user is occupying the site, the permit holder should show proof of reservation. If the non-permitted user refuses to vacate the field, please contact City staff if available on site, or call 311 and request a bylaw officer to be dispatched.

The facility permit holder (applicant/renter) is expected to adhere to the Rules & regulations governing fields in order to ensure both the safety of participants and the preservation of The City facility. As the permit holder, it is your responsibility to ensure that every player, team official, parent of players (for youth organizations), and spectator is aware of the conditions of use/regulations.

Personal information

The City collects personal information through the rental application process under authority of the:

  • Facility Booking Policy and Procedure
  • Facility Use Agreement
  • Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, section 33(c)

We use your information only to contact you about your rental application and permit as required.

Payment options

Payment terms & options

Payment for 5 or less dates booked is due immediately. Spring renewal permits (start date between April 15 – June 30): Payments due March 15. Spring renewal permits unpaid by this date will be cancelled.

Payment of more than 5 dates as well as Summer and fall renewal permits: Payments due 30 days prior to the start date on the permit. Rental permits may be cancelled for non-payment by the specified due date. We accept:

  • Credit cards - Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Pay by phone during regular business hours, or online using the same email address listed on your rental permit.
  • Visa debit cards - Pay by phone during regular business hours, or online using the same email address listed on your rental permit.
  • Cash - Customers may pay with cash or debit at recreation facilities.
  • Cheques – Payable to The City of Calgary. Mail to:
    The City of Calgary Recreation MC #68
    P.O. Box 2100, Stn M #68,
    Calgary, AB, T2P 2M5.

Your permit is your official invoice.

Cancellations or changes

Rental cancellations and changes

We'll refund a cancelled booking when notified at least 30 days before the rental date. A $10.50 administration fee applies. Other conditions apply to groups with renewal rights.

  • E-class fields are non refundable after April 15th of the current year.
  • No refunds are given for inclement weather/rainouts (*exception – tournaments).
  • Rain out or inclement weather refunds for tournaments will be processed when the renter contacts Facility Bookings at 403-268-3800 (option 2) no later than the next business day after your event.
  • Refunds for tournament rain outs will be less the 25% deposit and tournament or day camp administration fee.
  • Regular bookings (Pick Up's) and renewal bookings do not qualify for inclement weather or rain out refunds.

A $10.50 administration fee also applies to changing a rental permit. The fee covers up to 10 changes per permit, per change submission. Submit cancellations or changes to Facility Bookings:

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