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 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                               

Belmont

741 Lenore Street

1 mini soccer field

Cantebury

99 Prince of Wales Gate

1 Full size soccer field

Carling

675 Grosvenor Street

3 mini soccer fields

Chesham Heights

328 Castlegrove Boulevard

1 mini soccer field

Cheswick

88 Lacey Crescent

1 mini soccer field

Citywide

1510 Commissioners Road East

2 artificial turf full size soccer fields and football fields with lights

Cresthaven

104 Parks Edge Crescent

1 full size soccer field

Earl Nichols

799 Homeview Road

1 mini soccer field

Ed Blake

449 Barker Street

1 full size soccer field

Fanshawe College

1001 Fanshawe College Boulevard

1 full size soccer field

Gainsborough Meadows

102 Brandy Lane Rd

1 full size soccer field

Grandview

385 Grand View Avenue

1 mini soccer field

Greenway Park

50 Greenside Avenue

2 full size soccer fields

3 mini soccer fields

Hastings

1428 Hastings Drive

4 micro soccer fields

Hazelden

430 Hyde Park Road

1 full size soccer field

Heritage

150 Bexhill Drive

1 mini soccer field

Jaycee

1830 Aldersbrook Road

1 mini soccer field

Jesse Davidson

731 Viscount Road

1 full size soccer field with minis across

1 full size soccer field

Jorgenson

1308 Normal Ave

1 mini soccer field

Kensal

150 Chelsea Avenue

3 mini soccer fields

Lambeth Centennial

7112 Beattie Street

1 full size soccer field with lights

1 mini soccer field

Lambeth Optimist

4200 Campbell St N

2 mini soccer fields

Meadowgate Park

3155 Meadowgate Boulevard

2 full size soccer fields

Mitches

640 Upper Queen Street

1 mid size soccer field

Murray

75 Cliftonvale Avenue

2 mini soccer fields

Naiomi Almeida

828 Deveron Crescent

1 mini soccer field

North London Athletic Fields

1225 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 Optimist

48  Hawthorne Road

1 mini soccer field

Oak Park

1207 Royal York Road

1 full size soccer field

Paul Haggis

2875 Bateman Trail

1 mini soccer field

Plane Tree

214 Plane Tree Dr

3 mini soccer fields

Ralph Hamlyn

83 Dennis Avenue

1 mini soccer field

Reservoir

869 Commissioners Road West

2 mini soccer fields

Riverbend

1585 Riverbend Road

2 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 Flats

67 Springbank Drive

1 full size soccer field

Stephens Farm

887 South Wenige Drive

1 mini soccer fields

Stoneybrook

815 Windermere Road

1 full size soccer field with lights

St. Julien

15 Tommy Hunter Way

2 full size soccer fields with minis across

1 mini soccer field

St. Lawrence

5 St. Lawrence Boulevard

1 mini soccer field

St. Stephen's

1030 Mitchell Street

1 mini soccer field

Talbot

3470 Settlement Trail

1 mini soccer field

Ted Early

1375 Clarke Road

1 full size soccer field with lights

2 full size soccer fields

University Heights

290 Trott Drive

2 micro soccer fields

Virginia

225 Chambers Avenue

2 mini soccer fields

West Lions

20 Granville Street

1 full size soccer field with lights

Westminister Optimist

650 Osgood Drive

1 mini soccer field

Westmount Lions

784 Viscount Road

1 full size soccer field

White Oaks Park

1119 Jalna Boulevard

2 full size soccer fields

2 mini size soccer fields

Whisperwood

211 Whisperwood Avenue

1 mini soccer field

Windermere

745 Windermere Road

3 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                               

Admiral

284 Admiral Drive

1 diamond

Ashley Oaks

65 Elvira Drive

1 diamond

Bonaventure Meadows

150 Vaubois Place

2 diamonds

Citywide Sports Park

1510 Commissioners Road East

2 hard ball diamonds with lights

CNRA

325 Egerton Street

2 diamonds

Dan Pulham

815 Windermere Road

1 hardball diamond with lights

Fanshawe College

1001 Fanshawe College Boulevard

1 diamond

Glanworth

6356 Bradish Road

2 softball diamonds with lights

Hazelden

430 Hyde Park Road

1 diamond

Heritage

150 Bexhill Drive

1 diamond

Huron Heights

185 McNay Street

1 diamond

Jaycee

1830 Aldersbrook Road

1 diamond

Jesse Davidson

731 Viscount Road

1 diamond

Jorgenson

1308 Normal Ave

1 diamond

Kensington

16 Fernley Avenue

1 diamond

Kiwanis East

Kiwanis Park Drive

2 diamonds

Labatt Park

25 Wilson Avenue

1 hardball diamond with lights

Lambeth Optimist

4200 Campbell St N

2 diamonds, 1 with lights

McMahen

640 Adelaide Street North

1 diamond

Mornington

800 High Holborn Street

3 diamonds

Nelson Park

142 Kipling Avenue

1 diamond

Nicholas Wilson

16 Fitzroy Place

1 diamond

North London

1225 Adelaide Street North

3 diamonds, 1 with lights

Nor'West Optimist

48  Hawthorne Road

2 diamonds

Oakridge Optimist

825 Valetta Street

2 diamonds

Paul Haggis

2875 Bateman Trail

1 diamond

Ralph Hamlyn

83 Dennis Avenue

1 hardball diamond

Southeast Optimist

237 Deveron Crescent

2 diamonds

Southwest Optimist

682 Southdale Road West

2 diamonds

Stoneybrook

815 Windermere Road

2 diamonds

Stronach

1221 Sandford Street

1 hardball diamonds

2 softball diamonds with lights

1 softball diamond

St. Julien

15 Tommy Hunter Way

1 diamond

Thistledown

996 Thistledown Way

2 diamonds

Vauxhall

54 Price Street

5 diamonds

Virginia

225 Chambers Avenue

1 diamond

West Lions

20 Granville Street

1 diamond with lights

Westmount

196 McMaster Drive

1 diamond

Westmount Lions

784 Viscount Road

1 diamond

Whisperwood

211 Whisperwood Avenue

1 diamond 

Beach volleyball and cricket pitches

The City of London has cricket pitches at the North London Athletic Field and Silverwood Park. There is currently a third pitch located at Northridge Fields that is under construction, and is expected to open in 2021. The new pitch at Northridge Fields will be the largest of the 3 pitches and will include a scoreboard.  All 3 pitches are 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.

As a legacy to the 2018 Ontario Summer Games, the City of London in partnership with the Ontario Volleyball Association have built 10 beach volleyball courts at the North London Athletic Fields. These additional courts compliment the 4 courts already at North London Athletic Fields. The Ontario Volleyball Association operates an adult program during the week and hosts weekend youth tournaments. For availability of the volleyball courts, please contact Mike Vandertuin by calling 519-661-2489, extension 5197 or emailing mvandert@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.

Guideline

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.

Procedures

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:Thursday, January 07, 2021