Outdoor sporting amenities

Outdoor recreation spaces

The City of London has a number of baseball diamonds, soccer fields, cricket pitches and beach volleyball courts for use.  Use the interactive City Map to view all of the facilities, or choose a specific baseball diamond, soccer field, cricket pitch or beach volleyball court from the alphabetical list below under each heading.

Our outdoor recreation spaces are allocated through an allocation process that runs from January to February. Opening dates of the amenities depends on several factors such as spring weather and condition of the amenity.

For 2024, all outdoor sports fields will be open by May 6. Installing public tennis nets is also expected to be complete by the beginning of May.

For outdoor recreation space availability, please contact Mike Vandertuin by calling 519-661-2489, extension 5197 or emailing mvandert@london.ca.

Sports fields

The City of London has access to over 100 rectangular sports fields that accommodate a range of field sports, including soccer and football. This supply is comprised of both City-owned fields as well as permitted fields at Fanshawe College and the University of Western Ontario. The City’s rectangular sports field supply is classified into four sizes – micro, mini, mid, and full size and either neighbourhood or premier fields. Premier fields are either irrigated, artificial turf or have lights.

Below is a listing of the sports fields currently available.

NAME                                                                        ADDRESS                                     FEATURES                               
Belmont741 Lenore Street1 mini soccer field
Cantebury99 Prince of Wales Gate1 Full size soccer field
Carling675 Grosvenor Street3 mini soccer fields
Chesham Heights328 Castlegrove Boulevard1 mini soccer field
Cheswick88 Lacey Crescent1 mini soccer field
Citywide1510 Commissioners Road East2 artificial turf full size soccer fields and football fields with lights
Cresthaven104 Parks Edge Crescent1 full size soccer field
Earl Nichols799 Homeview Road1 mini soccer field
Ed Blake449 Barker Street1 full size soccer field
Fanshawe College1001 Fanshawe College Boulevard1 full size soccer field
Gainsborough Meadows102 Brandy Lane Rd1 full size soccer field
Grandview385 Grand View Avenue1 mini soccer field
Greenway Park50 Greenside Avenue

2 full size soccer fields

3 mini soccer fields

Hastings1428 Hastings Drive4 micro soccer fields
Hazelden430 Hyde Park Road1 full size soccer field
Heritage150 Bexhill Drive1 mini soccer field
Jaycee1830 Aldersbrook Road1 mini soccer field
Jesse Davidson731 Viscount Road

1 full size soccer field with minis across

1 full size soccer field

Jorgenson1308 Normal Ave1 mini soccer field
Kensal150 Chelsea Avenue3 mini soccer fields
Lambeth Centennial7112 Beattie Street

1 full size soccer field with lights

1 mini soccer field

Lambeth Optimist4200 Campbell St N2 mini soccer fields
Meadowgate Park3155 Meadowgate Boulevard2 full size soccer fields
Mitches640 Upper Queen Street1 mid size soccer field
Murray75 Cliftonvale Avenue2 mini soccer fields
Naiomi Almeida828 Deveron Crescent1 mini soccer field
North London Athletic Fields1225 Adelaide Street North

3 full size soccer fields with lights

2 full size soccer fields with minis across

2 mid size soccer fields

1 mini soccer field

Nor'West Optimist48  Hawthorne Road1 mini soccer field
Oak Park1207 Royal York Road1 full size soccer field
Paul Haggis2875 Bateman Trail1 mini soccer field
Plane Tree214 Plane Tree Dr3 mini soccer fields
Ralph Hamlyn83 Dennis Avenue1 mini soccer field
Reservoir869 Commissioners Road West2 mini soccer fields
Riverbend1585 Riverbend Road2 full size soccer fields

Settlement Trail
3470 Settlement Trail 1 full size soccer field
Southwest Optimist Park

682 Southdale Road West


1 full size soccer field with minis across

1 full size soccer field

Springbank Flats67 Springbank Drive1 full size soccer field
Stephens Farm887 South Wenige Drive1 mini soccer fields
Stoneybrook815 Windermere Road1 full size soccer field with lights
St. Julien15 Tommy Hunter Way

2 full size soccer fields with minis across

1 mini soccer field

St. Lawrence5 St. Lawrence Boulevard1 mini soccer field
St. Stephen's1030 Mitchell Street1 mini soccer field
Talbot3470 Settlement Trail1 mini soccer field
Ted Early1375 Clarke Road

1 full size soccer field with lights

2 full size soccer fields

University Heights290 Trott Drive2 micro soccer fields
Virginia225 Chambers Avenue2 mini soccer fields
West Lions20 Granville Street1 full size soccer field with lights
Westminister Optimist650 Osgood Drive1 mini soccer field
Westmount Lions784 Viscount Road1 full size soccer field
White Oaks Park1119 Jalna Boulevard

2 full size soccer fields

2 mini size soccer fields

Whisperwood211 Whisperwood Avenue1 mini soccer field
Windermere745 Windermere Road3 full size soccer fields with lights
Baseball diamonds

The City of London currently permits over 65 baseball diamonds. London’s baseball diamonds come in a range of sizes with adjustable baselines to suit the needs of the group using it. The City’s baseball diamonds are classified as either neighbourhood or premier diamonds. Premier diamonds are either irrigated, clay infield or have lights.

Below is a listing of the diamonds that are currently available.

NAME                                                                        ADDRESS                                     FEATURES                               
Admiral284 Admiral Drive1 diamond
Ashley Oaks65 Elvira Drive1 diamond
Bonaventure Meadows150 Vaubois Place2 diamonds
Citywide Sports Park1510 Commissioners Road East2 hard ball diamonds with lights
CNRA325 Egerton Street2 diamonds
Dan Pulham815 Windermere Road1 hardball diamond with lights
Fanshawe College1001 Fanshawe College Boulevard1 diamond
Glanworth6356 Bradish Road2 softball diamonds with lights
Hazelden430 Hyde Park Road1 diamond
Heritage150 Bexhill Drive1 diamond
Huron Heights185 McNay Street1 diamond
Jaycee1830 Aldersbrook Road1 diamond
Jesse Davidson731 Viscount Road1 diamond
Jorgenson1308 Normal Ave1 diamond
Kensington16 Fernley Avenue1 diamond
Kiwanis EastKiwanis Park Drive2 diamonds
Labatt Park25 Wilson Avenue1 hardball diamond with lights
Lambeth Optimist4200 Campbell St N2 diamonds, 1 with lights
McMahen640 Adelaide Street North1 diamond
Mornington800 High Holborn Street3 diamonds
Nelson Park142 Kipling Avenue1 diamond
Nicholas Wilson16 Fitzroy Place1 diamond
North London1225 Adelaide Street North3 diamonds, 1 with lights
Nor'West Optimist48  Hawthorne Road2 diamonds
Oakridge Optimist825 Valetta Street2 diamonds
Paul Haggis2875 Bateman Trail1 diamond
Ralph Hamlyn83 Dennis Avenue1 hardball diamond
Southeast Optimist237 Deveron Crescent2 diamonds
Southwest Optimist682 Southdale Road West2 diamonds
Stoneybrook815 Windermere Road2 diamonds
Stronach1221 Sandford Street

1 hardball diamonds

2 softball diamonds with lights

1 softball diamond

St. Julien15 Tommy Hunter Way1 diamond
Thistledown996 Thistledown Way2 diamonds
Vauxhall54 Price Street5 diamonds
Virginia225 Chambers Avenue1 diamond
West Lions20 Granville Street1 diamond with lights
Westmount196 McMaster Drive1 diamond
Westmount Lions784 Viscount Road1 diamond
Whisperwood211 Whisperwood Avenue1 diamond 
Beach volleyball and cricket pitches

The City of London has cricket pitches at North London Athletic Field, Northridge Fields and Silverwood Park. Northridge Fields is the largest of the 3 pitches and includes a scoreboard.  All 3 pitches include a concrete base with artificial turf over top. This surface is great for hard ball or soft ball cricket. For availability of the cricket pitch, please contact Mike Vandertuin by calling 519-661-2489, extension 5197 or emailing mvandert@london.ca.

The City of London has 14 beach volleyball courts at the North London Athletic Field complex. All 14 courts are available for rentals. Rental of the court includes the net, lines and ball is the responsibility of the renter. For availability of the beach courts, please contact Tommy Goudge by calling 519-661-2489, extension 4843 or emailing tgoudge@london.ca

Wet field guidelines

In the interest of maintaining high quality playing fields and in an effort to prevent injury, the City of London will enforce the following guideline and procedures when soccer fields and baseball diamonds become saturated.


The City of London recognizes the preservation and maintenance of its sports fields to the highest industry standards benefits user groups and preserves important City assets. In order to preserve these fields and to promote their use, the City is committed to protecting the fields against non-permitted or unauthorized use. The City will not allow play on fields or diamonds when there is visual ponding of water on the surface of the field/diamond and the field is saturated.

*The definition of a saturated field is one where the soil cannot absorb any additional moisture and water runs off the surface or pools on the field. The easiest method to determine if a field is saturated is to walk on the playing surface. If the water is pushed around the foot then the field is saturated.


The Supervisor of Allocations and Sport Services will ensure that all soccer and baseball groups receive the Wet Field Guideline. In the event of a potential closure the Supervisor of Allocations and Sport Services will:

  1. Contact the Manager of Parks Designate immediately when conditions warrant the closing of sports fields/diamonds due to excessive rainfall.
  2. Once a field or diamond has been deemed unplayable, the Manager of Parks Designate will contact the permit section of the Recreation Department who will inform the Permit holder by e-mail.

If the closure happens prior to 3:00 p.m.

The Recreation Department will contact the permit holders to advise them of the closure. After 3:00 p.m. the User groups are asked to follow the Wet Field Guideline

If a user group arrives at a field/diamond where there is evidence of surface water or the field/diamond is saturated as per the above definition, the user group will be asked not to play on the field/diamond by League Administrators, Game Officials and/or City staff.

In situations where City staff and/or Officials are not present, the League will ensure the Wet Field Policy is adhered to.

Several factors should be considered, including the safety of the participants, the possibility of liability through accident or injury, and the unnecessary expense of field/diamond repairs and maintenance.

If a group ignores the “UNPLAYABLE” conditions, the following consequences may occur:

i) The permit holder will be required to pay for all damages to the field/diamond arising from abuse to the facility where the permitted group is proven responsible.

ii) The permit holder will be held liable and responsible for accidents or injuries incurred because of unsafe conditions.

iii) The permit holder will have their permit suspended or revoked for any future use of a field/diamond controlled by the City of London.

Once the City of London has closed a field or diamond we will remove that booking from your seasonal contract and place a credit on the user group’s account.

If the permit holders have not utilized a field/diamond due to unplayable conditions, they must call Facility Booking by noon the following day. Where the game was scheduled for the weekend, the Permit holder must notify Facility Booking staff by noon the following Monday.


Last modified:Tuesday, April 09, 2024