Recreation Facilities

 

 If you're looking to book a field or facility to play ball, skate or play hockey, host an event or general facility information,  we can help you!

To book a facility, contact Recreation at 902-563-5510 Monday to Friday from 9am-4:30pm or submit your request here. 

Note: All CBRM-owned public spaces are smoke-free.

Guidelines for outdoor facilities and bookings click here

 

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Field Conditions

Last Updated: June 3, 2016

As of today's date, the majority of municipality-owned ball and sport fields are open for the season. Please contact Recreation at 902-563-5510 to book a field. 

To report improper use of fields or to advise CBRM of safety concerns, contact Recreation at 902-563-5510.  Any damages caused to any turf as a result of unscheduled or unauthorized use could impact the ability to open fields for play. 

Please note: Facility rental contracts are required for any and all use of outdoor athletic facilties.  For additional information, please contact Recreation at 902-563-5510.

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Walking Tracks and Boardwalks in the Municipality

Name
Location Details

Atlantic St. Track

90 Cabot St.
Sydney, N.S.
400 metres Approx: 540 steps; ¼ of a mile per lap. Atlantic St. Track has a soccer field and playground. The Centennial Gym is nearby and there are outdoor basketball courts. There are also several baseball fields in the area.
Neville Park

Jamieson St.
Whitney Pier, N.S.

530 metres Approx: 740 steps; 1/3 of a mile per lap.
Neville Park is located next to Whitney Pier Memorial Jr. High School. The park includes soccer and baseball fields along with a playground and basketball courts.
Louisa Gardens Sports Field, Walking Track & Playground 71 Amelia St.
Sydney, N.S.
465 metres, Louisa Gardens has a walking track, which surrounds a soccer / rugby field. There is also a playground for children.
Sydney Boardwalk Esplanade,
Sydney, N.S.

 1.2 km from the Fire Station #1 Playground to the Kiosk at the Joan Harris Cruise Pavilion at the Sydney Marine Terminal. A round trip returning back along the Esplanade sidewalk come to a total of 2.2 km. The Sydney Boardwalk is located on the waterfront of downtown Sydney, convenient for shopping and dining. During the summer, there is often live entertainment.

Harbourside Commercial Park Walking / Running Track 416 Stable Dr.
Sydney, N.S.
(Harbourside
Commercial Park)
400 metres Approx: 540 steps; ¼ of a mile per lap. This gravel Walking / Running Track surrounds a grass soccer field and is next to tennis and a basketball courts with lighting. The track has benches around the area, bleachers and a washroom facility in the green building at the end of the field. There is a parking area at the corner of Stable Drive and The South Road.
Patnic Avenue Ball Field & Walking Track 160 Patnic Ave.
Sydney, N.S.
300 metres, Patnic Avenue Park has a walking track, which surrounds a baseball field. There is also a playground for children.

Vince Muise Field Walking Track


Our Lady of Fatima Parish,
Sydney River, N.S

425 metres Approx: 570 steps; ¼ of a mile per lap.
The track surrounds the baseball field as well as mini soccer fields. There are also tennis courts nearby.
Riverview Track Coxheath Rd.
Coxheath, N.S.
400 metres Approx: 530 steps; ¼ of a mile per lap.
Riverview Track is found behind Riverview Rural High School. The track surrounds the school's soccer field.
Westmount Family Park Ball Field, Soccer Field & Walking Track 71 Applecross Dr.
Westmount, N.S.
410 metres (1345'), Approx: 530 steps; ¼ of a mile per lap.
Westmount Family Park Ball Field, Soccer Field & Walking Track is up a short gravel road into an area commonly known as Setchell's Field. The track surrounds a base ball & soccer field.
Cantley Village Park Doyle Ave.
Cantley Village, N.S.
470 metres, Cantley Village Park has a walking track, which surrounds a soccer field. There is also a playground for children.
Coxheath Recreation Park Coxheath Rd.
Coxheath, N.S.
720 metres Approx: 970 steps; ½ of a mile per lap.
Coxheath Recreation Park has a large track, which surrounds many soccer fields. There is also a playground for children and washroom facilities in the summer months.
Floral Heights (Tometary Dr.) Soccer, Ball Fields, Walking Track & Playground 301 Tometary Dr.
Howie Centre, N.S.
260 metres (850') 6 ¼ laps to the mile.
East Bay Community Ball Field & Walking Track East Bay Fire Hall,
Route 4
East Bay. N.S.
285 metres (935') 5 ½ lpas to the mile.East Bay has a walking track, which surrounds a baseball field. There is also a playground for children.
Mac Kinnon Walking Track
New Waterford, N.S.
Breton Education Centre
New Waterford, N.S.
400 metres Approx: 500 steps; ¼ of a mile
The track surrounds MacKinnon soccer field.
John Bernard Croake - Beacon St. Dam Track Glace Bay, N.S. 1350 metres Approx: 1 ¼ mile
Holy Cross Park, Soccer Field & Walking Track 26 Quarry Rd.
Glace Bay, N.S.
340 metres, Holy Cross has a walking track, which surrounds a soccer field.
Black Diamond Ball Fields, Soccer Field & Walking Track 79 East Ave.
Glace Bay, N.S.
845 metres, Black Diamond has a walking track, which surrounds a soccer field and two ballfields.
Port Morien Ball Field, Soccer Field & Walking Track 8 Long Beach Rd.
Port Morien, N.S.
340 metres, Port Morien has a walking track, which surrounds a soccer field and ballfield.
Joe Wadden Track Donkin, N.S. Located next to the fire hall and just behind the school. The track surrounds the baseball field. Approx: 400-500 steps (a little less than ¼ mile per lap).
Carmen Young Track King St.
North Sydney, N.S.
340 metress Approx: ¼ of a mile. The Carmen Young Track is located off of the King St. Exit on the highway, just before the Super Valu in North Sydney, on the left. Look for a big, gravel parking lot next to the Community Rink. The park is found towards the woods. There is also a skate-park for skateboarders and lots of open field.
Pitt St. Walking Track Pitt St.
Sydney Mines, N.S
460 metres Approx: 1500' or ¼ mile
The track is located by the Sydney Mines Ball Field Complex.
Munroe Park Boardwalk Munroe Park,
North Sydney.
Located off Exit 3 on the highway. At the top of the ramp, turn right. The park is found on the right side of the road on the water.
600 metres Approx: 0.6 km or 0.4 miles per lap. 5 laps of the boardwalk = 2 miles. It is next to a yacht club. The boardwalk surrounds soccer fields and there are playgrounds nearby.
Cape Breton University Indoor Track
Sullivan Field House
P.O. Box 5300
1250 Grand Lake Road
Sydney, N.S.
B1P 6L2
Tel: (902) 539-5300
Approx: 1/8 of a mile. The track surrounds the gymnasium which has basketball courts, indoor soccer areas and gymnastics equipment.

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Ballfields

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Culture and Heritage Centres

North Sydney Cultural Centre 309 Commercial St. North Sydney, N.S.
(902) 794-2524
North Sydney Heritage Museum 299 Rear Commercial St. North Sydney, N.S.
(902) 794-2524

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Multi-Purpose Field Turf

New Waterford, N.S.
(902) 563-5510

Multi-Purpose Field Turf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Museums

Museum Address Telephone/Contact
Main-A-Dieu Fishermen's Museum in the Coastal Discovery Centre. Open daily from 10am until 6pm, year-round. 2886 Louisbourg Main a Dieu Road, N.S. (902) 733-2258
Glace Bay Heritage Museum 14 McKeen St. Glace Bay, N.S.

(902) 842-5345
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Whitney Pier Historical Museum.
Hours: July and August 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
June, September and October: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. and by appointment.
88 Mt. Pleasant St. Sydney, N.S. B1N 2G1

(902) 564-9819
Fax: (902) 564-1112
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Skatepark Facilities

Park Location Contact
New Waterford Skateboard Facility 8th St, New Waterford - near Breton Education Centre to report a maintenance issue, phone (902) 862-6448
Andrew MacKinnon Skatepark Mt. Kemmel St, Sydney - next to Shipyard Elementary  
Sydney Mines Skatepark Pitt St. Sydney Mines, N.S.  
Dominion Skatepark Kings Rd. Dominion, N.S. - next to Dominion Rink to report a maintenance issue, phone (902) 849-0166
Whitney Pier Skatepark, Sydney N.S. Jameson St, Whitney Pier - Neville Park   
Daniel Taylor Skatepark Union St, Glace Bay  
Island Skatepark Keltic Dr, Coxheath - next to County Arena  
Lawrence Mansfield Skatepark King St, North Sydney - next to Emera Centre  

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Sport Facilities

Facility Address Contact
Centre 200 481 George Street
P.O. Box 1510
Sydney, N.S. B1P 6R7
(902) 564-2200

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Cape Breton County Recreation Centre Rental Rates:
$1800 + HST Service Clubs
$2200 + HST Private Promotions
(tables, chairs and clean -up included)

Any other expenses extra

Capacity 1200

305 Keltic Dr.
Coxheath, N.S.

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1510
Sydney, N.S. B1P 6R7

(902) 564-2200

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Centennial Complex Rental Rates:

Bi-centennial Gym
$825 + HST
(tables, chairs and clean-up included)
Any other expenses extra

Capacity 400 - 450

205 Hospital Street,
Sydney

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1510
Sydney, N.S. B1P 6R7

(902) 564-2200

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Dan K. Stevens Memorial Arena P.O. Box 7040
26 Rink Rd.
Eskasoni, N.S.
B1W 1A1
(902) 379-2930

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District 7 Sports Complex
(Whitney Pier Rink)
186 Church St.
Sydney, N.S.

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 72
Pier Postal Station
Sydney, N.S.
B1N 3B1

(902) 539-6735

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Bayplex Recreation Centre

Glace Bay Recreational Society

151 Lower North St.
P.O. Box 424
Glace Bay, N.S.
B1A 6B4
(902) 849-6066

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New Waterford District Community Centre 689 MacDonald St.
New Waterford, N.S.
B1H 3G5
(902) 862-6174

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Dominion District Community Centre 142 King's Rd.
Dominion, N.S.
B1G 1H6
(902) 849-6933

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Emera Centre Northside 175 King St.
P.O. Box 352
North Sydney, N.S.
B2A 3M4
(902) 794-7576

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Sydney Mines and District
Community Centre
147 Legatto St.
Sydney Mines, N.S. B1V 2S6
(902) 736-9234
CBU Canada Games Complex Cape Breton University
Cape Breton Complex
1250 Grand Lake Rd.
Sydney, N.S.
B1P 6L2

(902) 563-1442

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Pools

Facility Address Telephone
Kiwanis Pool 25 Inglis St. Sydney, N.S. (902) 564-4501
YMCA of Cape Breton 399 Charlotte St. Sydney, N.S. (902) 562-9622
Northside Pool 82 Memorial Dr. Sydney Mines, N.S. (902) 736-1211
Coast Guard College Pool 1190 Westmount Rd. Sydney, N.S. (902)564-3660

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Sydney Curling Club

Facility Address Telephone
Sydney Curling Club George St. Sydney, N.S. (902) 564-3660

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Trails

Trail Location Contact
Baille Ard Trail Sydney, N.S.

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Coxheath Hills Trail Intersection of Coxheath Road and Blackett's Lake Road

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East Bay Hills Trail Route 4, East Bay, N.S.

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Louisbourg Lighthouse Trail Louisbourg Lighthouse Trail.docx

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Two Rivers Wildlife Park Sandfield Rd. Huntington, N.S.

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Whitney Pier Community Heritage Trail: 3 metre (10 foot) wide hard packed gravel path suitable for walkers and cyclists. Surface is suitable for wheelchairs, but grades along some parts of the trail may pose a challenge. The path is illuminated at night and there are benches and panels with information on the history of Whitney Pier along the path. The path is 1.7 km. (1 mile) in length and can be accessed in several locations, including Dominion Street, Church Street (entrance next to the Harbourside Elementary School), Bryan Street, Henry Street and Railroad Street.

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Greenlink Trail System: 3 metre (10 foot) wide gravel paths suitable for walkers and cyclists. Surface is not suitable for wheelchairs. Scenic natural area bordering Wentworth Creek and historic reservoir. The path is not illuminated at night. Benches are located along the path. The trail system is approximately 3 km (2 miles) in length, with some longer routes such as Shandwick St. to the Regional Hospital or St. Anthony Daniel Ball Field to the Hospital both at 2.2 km. (1.3 miles) one way. The trails can be accessed in several locations, including the end of Maillard Street in Membertou (near the Hampton Inn), Churchill Drive, the Cape Breton Regional Hospital (rear entrance), the end of Shandwick Street, Mount Kemmel Street (entrance is just to the left of Skateboard Park and St. Anthony Daniel Ball Field) and Rotary Drive. Parking lots are located at the Rotary and Churchill entrances.

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Tennis Facilities

Facility Location/Details Contact
Cromarty Tennis Club 65 Cromarty, Sydney, N.S. B1P 4V9
4 hard courts (synthetic/acrylic over asphalt)
All courts are lit for evening play.
New Members Are Always Welcome To Our Club.
Courts Open To Members and Guests Only: 7 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Clubhouse Phone: (902) 564-6666
http://www.cromartytennis.ca/
Harbourside Commercial Park Tennis Court 416 Stable Dr. Sydney, N.S.
1 hard court (synthetic/acrylic over asphalt)
Courts is lit for evening play.
 
Sydney River Tennis Club 1392 Kings Rd. Sydney River, N.S.
B1S 1E5
Located beside Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Sydney River, N.S.
3 hard courts (synthetic/acrylic over asphalt)
All courts are lit for evening play.
After School Tennis lessons given in June
Summer Tennis lessons are given in July & August
Clubhouse Phone: (902) 539-8003
Coxheath Recreation Park Tennis 930 Coxheath Rd. Coxheath, N.S.
B1L 1C8
3 hard courts (synthetic/acrylic over asphalt)
 
New Waterford Tennis Club 3433 Lowell Cormier Ave. (formerly Breton Ave.) New Waterford, N.S.
B1H 1L1
Located next to Breton Education Centre
4 hard courts (synthetic/acrylic over asphalt)
All courts are lit for evening play.
After School Tennis lessons given in June
Summer Tennis lessons are given in July and August
Clubhouse Phone: (902) 862-8272
Glace Bay Tennis Courts 485 York St. Glace Bay, N.S. B1A 2N8
Queen Elizabeth Park
4 hard courts (synthetic/acrylic over asphalt)
 Information Phone: (902)563-5510
North Sydney Tennis Courts 83 Archibald Ave. North Sydney, N.S. B2A 2W9
Located behind Ferrisview Elementary School. Parking entrance at intersection of Station & Blowers Streets.
4 hard courts (synthetic/acrylic over asphalt)
 Information Phone: (902)563-5510

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Playgrounds

Everyone needs to play!  Find a playground near you that CBRM maintains! 
For more information, please contact an area coordinator.IMG 1435

 Central and Rural                                                 

 East                                          North                       

Alexandra Street
Argyle Street (Court Street)
Atlantic Street (Hospital Street)
Balls Creek
Birchill
Boardwalk (Esplanade)
Brookdale Street (Manse Street)
Brookshaven Recreation Center
Cantley Village
Cottage Road (Bernard Lind Drive)
Coxheath Recreation Park
Floral Heights (Tometary Drive)
Gunn Street
Henry Street (Lingan Road)
Kytes Hill
Louisa Gardens
MacAulay's Lane (Rockcliff Crescent)
Moxham Drive (Holyrood Drive)
Neville Park
Oland Heights (Deerfield Drive)
Patnic Avenue
Railroad Street (Laurier Street)
Ridgevale Estates (Amberwood Drive)
Rosewood Drive (Lynne Drive)
Silverwood Estates (Maple Creek Dr)
Sky Waye Park (Westmount)
Sydney River (Lady of Fatima)
Wentworth Park
WINS Hall, Point Edward

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colliery Lands #16 Area
Sharon Anne Park River Ryan
New Victoria (next to Firehall)
New Victoria (former school site)
Degobbi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Munro Park
Indian Beach
Meadow Brook
Sunrise Drive
Walter Jesso

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OUTDOOR FACILITIES BOOKING GUIDE 2015

The information in this guide is intended as a companion to the Cape Breton Regional Municipality's Ballfield Policy. The policy establishes fees for use of service while the guide explains the procedures for booking fields and appropriate use of fields, recreational facilities and green spaces.

A full list of facilities for booking will be available in June, 2015 at http://www.cbrm.ns.ca/recreation-facilities.html. Facilities include parks, ballfields, skate parks, tennis courts and soccer fields.

Application Information
The outdoor facilities booking guide is directly connected to The CBRM's Ballfield Policy. The policy can be found on the municipality's website at www.cbrm.ns.ca

Booking requests can be made online. The link to bookings can be found under the menu on the left of this page.

Assistance
Groups are encouraged to call CBRM Recreation staff at 902-563-5510 extension 0 Monday- Friday 9:00am to 4:30pm, if they require assistance in completing the application form.

Outdoor facilities are herein referred to as fields and booking procedures apply to parks, ballfields, soccer fields, tennis courts and all green spaces managed by CBRM. HOW TO APPLY

Bookings can be made by visiting http://www.bookking.ca/bkcbrmpub/index.asp or by requesting an application form at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Forward any additional information to Recreation administration within two (2) business days of application submission by mail or in person to 320 Esplanade, Suite 204, Sydney, NS B1P 7B9 or by emailing the form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

All applications must be received prior to field request. Associations and leagues should submit applications before the beginning of booking season.

Non-league play or single purpose usage applications: two (2) weeks prior to field usage. Tournament/Special Event Application: July 1st League Play Application: June 15th

Booking Lights

At locations where lights are available, Permit Holders are required to submit light requests two (2) weeks prior to game or tournament. Lights will be activated according to the requested times. It is the responsibility of the Permit Holder to identify start and end times of lights. Lights are on timers and will not be reset if a Permit Holder miscalculated a start or end time.

There are no exceptions to lighting requests.

All participants are required to vacate fields after dark for their own health and safety.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The CBRM may attach such terms and conditions to a permit as deemed necessary to ensure public safety, protect municipal property, or maintain the enjoyment of the park for the public, which shall include identification of:

Permit Holder- whether an individual, individuals or corporation Permitted use Fees (where applicable) Confirmation of insurance Time and date of permitted use Place of permitted use

No permit shall be issued without the payment of applicable fees or previous outstanding fees. In the event that any partner group, seasonal client, resident or occasional user has an outstanding account, rental privileges will be suspended until the account(s) have been paid in full.

CBRM Fields and Green Spaces CBRM Recreation provides bookings for outdoor facilities. CBRM Parks and Grounds maintain outdoor facilities. Bookings are taken by Recreation who send a schedule to CBRM Building Maintenance for Electricians to reset time clocks. Inquiries can be directed to CBRM Recreation Monday to Friday 9:00am to 4:30pm at 902-563-5510 extension 0.

All groups are required to pay fees upon booking approval.

COMPLETING A PERMIT APPLICATION

Before the final permit is issued, the following information must be submitted with the application:

Contact names including two (2) e-mail addresses of Permit Holder leaders
Insurance certificate; minimum $2,000,000 of general liability coverage; and naming the municipality as additional insured
Fees
Club/League/Association membership information including total membership (e.g. youth vs. adult, total members)

Failure to provide required information will result in automatic rejection.

COMMUNICATIONS FOR PERMIT HOLDERS

Communication is a vital component of the bookings and allocation process. To foster this communication, CBRM will organize and facilitate an annual meeting with Partner Groups to review, define or confirm field open and close dates, hours of operation, field uses, amenities, classifications and restrictions, planned closures, special operating hours and field allocation. Also, other issues will be discussed such as administration, maintenance, and the use and care of adjoining buildings. Notes and action items will be recorded and distributed. This meeting will be held the first week in May each year.

To improve efficiency and record keeping, all formal bookings will be completed electronically on the field booking site. http://www.bookking.ca/bkcbrmpub/index.asp

CANCELLATION OF PERMITS

The CBRM reserves the right to cancel permits any time for the purpose of repairs to the Fields or structures located within a Park or for any reason it deems necessary. In the event of such cancellation, the Permit Holders will be provided as much notice as possible and any applicable fees will be refunded.

The CBRM reserves the right to cancel the permit if any Permit Holder or individual members of this group undertake any prohibited activity as established by the municipality or by the provincial or federal government. No fees will be refunded under these circumstances.

Any Permit Holder that has been allocated space and does not intend to use it regularly should notify CBRM so time may be reallocated and used for the benefit of others.

TOURNAMENTS

All general rules and reservation procedures as specified in this guide are applicable during tournaments.
With some exceptions, tournaments generally occur on weekends. Staff will allocate and restrict tournament play primarily to weekends except for championship, national or international tournaments. Seasonal Permit Holders may be impacted and will be advised of any potential exceptions at the time their permit is issued.

Field allocations are dependent on available resources, and may be modified to provide required resources for regular season games.

All tournament bookings are to be made prior to the allocation of Seasonal Permits. A tournament/special events request form should be submitted no later than four (4) weeks prior to an event for all tournaments to be conducted in the proceeding season.

All returning tournament permits and related fees must be paid prior to the event. If payment is not received within this time period, the permit is considered void.

FIELD MAINTENANCE AND REGENERATION

Major ballfields (Susan MacEachern, Neville Park, Vince Muise, Cameron Bowl, South Street, etc.) are mowed twice a week during prime growing season June to mid-July and mid-August to October and at lease once a week during the hot weather in mid-summer when the grass goes dormant. All other ballfields are cut at least once a week unless the weather is VERY wet.

The CBRM attempts to be flexible in accommodating Permit Holders but ultimately the health and safety of the user and the condition and playability of the fields take priority. This may require the closure of fields, denial of use and/or suggested alternate sites.

Fields may be closed at the discretion of CBRM. Closures are kept to a minimum when conditions remain playable. Priority is given to maintenance needs and rest and regeneration periods of all fields. The CBRM may close all or part of a park for any of the following reasons:

CBRM engages in work involving any of the fields or parksWhen the health and safety of participants is threatened due to impending conditions, including but not limited to rain, poor surface conditions, or damage to fields.

CBRM fields will be closed between November 20th and June 20th for required time for fields to rest, especially during the wettest time of year when the most damage can occur. This also gives CBRM staff an opportunity to provide routine maintenance to all fields, undertake repairs, improvements and renovations for selected sites on an annual rotating basis and as needed basis. Should the use of specific fields be required after the above specified closure dates, a written request must be submitted to CBRM before November 15th to be given consideration. Decisions on field use after field closures will depend on established fall maintenance schedule and field conditions at that time.

Requests to modify or improve any CBRM field shall be submitted in writing for review and, if approved by CBRM staff, will be submitted to Council for consideration.

CBRM staff will review field conditions, and maintenance schedules will be communicated to Permit Holders annually.

INCLEMENT WEATHER/ POOR FIELD CONDITIONS

The CBRM reserves the right to cancel or suspend permits for games, practices or other uses whenever field conditions could result in damage to the fields or injury to the players.

Permits may be cancelled when health and safety of participants are threatened due to impending conditions including but not limited to rain or poor field conditions.
The Supervisor of Parks and Grounds, or designate, shall have the authority to close any or all fields whenever weather or field conditions dictate.

Closure results will be emailed to Partner Groups upon release. During inclement weather, it is the responsibility of the Permit Holders to check the email accounts provided in their application before every game or by calling CBRM Recreation at 902-563-5510 extension 0. Field closure information will also be posted on CBRM's website.
Only authorized CBRM staff can re-open a previously closed field.

CBRM Fields and Green Spaces

The health and safety of fields and participants is everyone's responsibility.
Please report unsafe conditions to Recreation at 902-563-5510 extension 0.
During periods of changeable, adverse weather conditions where fields remain open, referees and team officials will be responsible for pre-game inspections to determine field safety and surface damage potential. If fields are judged to be unfit, the game shall not be played.

UNPLAYABLE CRITERIA

Whenever inclement weather occurs, Permit Holders must evaluate field conditions using the following criteria. If any of these criteria are met, then fields are not to be used as they are considered unplayable for safety reasons:

The presence of standing water/puddles:Water sponges up around your feet when you walk on the fieldConditions deteriorate so that the field is being damaged, the game must be stopped.

CODE OF CONDUCT

As a responsible user of CBRM's public fields, all leagues/teams/individuals are expected to follow these guidelines as well as the provisions of any law/act or policy that affects usage.
1. The consumption of alcohol is not permitted in any park or on any field unless authorized as per the Nova Scotia Liquor Control Act, Chapter 260 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, Section 78(2) are met. Penalty for contravention is $463.85.
2. Players, coaches and team supporters must be courteous and respectful to local residents, other park users, caretakers, CBRM staff and other agencies at all times.
3. Designated washroom facilities must be used where available. Portable toilets should be ordered by leagues when hosting weekend tournaments.
4. Obey all traffic signage, regulations, Provincial and Federal Acts and related regulations, by-laws and conditions.
5. Pick up and remove all litter generated while using the park and deposit same in receptacles provided for such purpose.
6. Field access is limited to your assigned allocation times as noted on the Field Permit. Permit Holders are allowed onto their assigned area at their Permit start time. All Permit Holders must leave the area by the end time of their Permit. No field shall be used for any purpose other than as designated on the Permit.
7. Vendor permits are required for the sale of any refreshments or any article or thing and can be accessed through CBRM By-laws at 902-563-5010.
8. Respect and protect public and private property. Obtain permission from the property owner before retrieving any balls or equipment from private property.
9. Amplified sound is subject to CBRM Noise By-laws, N-100. http://www.cbrm.ns.ca/cbrm-by-laws.html
10.Failure to comply with the conditions of an approved Permit could result in future applications being denied.

APPLICABLE BYLAWS AND POLICIES

All guests, vendors, and exhibitors of the event and Permit Holders are subject to and must abide by all codes, policies, regulations, statutes and bylaws of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality, the Province of Nova Scotia, and the Government of Canada.

Permit Holder(s) are responsible to be aware of municipal bylaws that may affect their game or tournament. Events that might be in contravention of a bylaw may gain 'special' approval by the CBRM to proceed with the event (e.g. The CBRM can allow special event organizers to proceed with an outdoor concert that may be breaching the Noise Bylaw).
The following is a list of bylaws and policies that may affect your usage. Policies and bylaws are available on The Cape Breton Regional Municipality website at http://www.cbrm.ns.ca/cbrm-by-laws.html.
Policies
Ball fields
Smoke Free Outdoor Space
Respectful Workplace
Bylaws
N-100 Noise
P-300 Public Property
S-100 Sidewalk Bylaw
S-200 Smoking Bylaw
V-200 Vendors and Traders of Goods

PERMIT APPROVAL PROCESS

Approval Process:
Application forms received and date-stamped
Bookings staff review availability of fields for conflicts
In the case of conflicts, bookings staff suggest an alternate date via email
If dates are available, the applicant is issued an invoice by mail

In order for the approval process to be completed, applicants must pay all applicable permit fees. Payments can be made at the Customer Service Center, Civic Center, 320 Esplanade, Sydney, NS, B1P 7B9

A receipt is issued for permit. Keep receipt and invoice copy as proof of Permit

PROCEDURES REVIEW

This document will be reviewed on an annual basis, initiated by CBRM Recreation bookings. CBRM Recreation staff have the authority to adjust procedural items related to timing, processes, etc., as appropriate and to respond to overarching Council policy related to Field revenues and strategic approaches. Dates for field openings and closings are dependent on weather conditions and will change from year to year.

ETHICAL CONDUCT

The CBRM Staff and Council adhere to a strict code of ethics as defined in the CBRM Ethical Conduct Policy. This policy can be located at http://laserfiche.cbrm.ns.ca/WebLink8/1/doc/6854/Page1.aspx

Field Bookings c/o CBRM Recreation Department 320 Esplanade, Suite 204 Sydney, NS B1P 7B9 (902)563-5510 extension 0

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