Playfield rules and regulations

We want everyone to enjoy their time at our Playfields. Rules and regulations help create a safe, responsible, and respectful environment for all. They apply to all users – please do your part. Failing to comply may result in a loss of privileges.

Please be reminded that all group representatives are responsible for ensuring that their members observe regulations contained on the back of the permit in addition to the following:

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

 

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