Ground closures

Information on sporting ground closures in Maitland.
Sports facilityInspectedNext inspectionStatus
  • A & D Lawrence No.1
  • A & D Lawrence No.2
  • Beryl Humble No.1
  • Beryl Humble No.2
  • Bolwarra No.1
  • Bolwarra No.2
  • Bolwarra No.3
  • Chelmsford Drive
  • Cooks Square No.1
  • Cooks Square No.2
  • Coronation Oval
  • East Maitland Netball
  • Ernie Jurd
  • Fieldsend No.1
  • Fieldsend No.2
  • Fred Harvey - Woodberry No.1
  • Fred Harvey - Woodberry No.2
  • Gillieston Heights (Roy Jordan)
  • Hartcher Field
  • King Edward Park
  • Lochinvar No.1
  • Lochinvar No.2
  • Lochinvar No.3
  • Lorn Park
  • Maitland Park Grounds 1
  • Maitland Park Grounds 2
  • Maitland Park Grounds 3
  • Maitland Park Grounds 4
  • Maitland Sportsground No.2
  • Max McMahon Oval
  • McKeachie's Sportsground No.1
  • McKeachie's Sportsground No.2
  • Morpeth No.1
  • Morpeth No.2
  • Morpeth No.3
  • Norm Chapman Oval No.1
  • Norm Chapman Oval No.2
  • Norm Chapman Oval No.3
  • Robins Oval
  • Shamrock Hill No.1
  • Shamrock Hill No.2
  • Smyth Field
  • Somerset Park No.1
  • Somerset Park No.2
  • Tenambit Oval No.1
  • Tenambit Oval No.2
  • Thornton No.1
20 June 201821 June 2018CLOSED

All other grounds are OPEN.

Ground closure assessments are based on:

  • Safety and the potential for injury to players
  • The sport played and the potential for damage to the playing surface
  • The weather, during prolonged and/of extreme weather conditions(ie. severe drought, wet weather and/or flooding)
  • The condition of the ground when inspected

Where delegated the Recreation Board Executive and/or Advisory Board may close a facility (or part thereof) if they deem the playing surface to be unfit for use in anyway. Neither the Recreation Board nor sporting clubs and associations have the authority to approve use of sporting grounds when Council has closed the grounds.


Wet Weather Ground Closure Procedure

The Wet Weather Ground Closure procedure has been developed to assist with determining when grounds are opened or closed.


Council will control ground closures from Monday through to 2.00pm Fridays. Notification of ground closures during this time will be through email to user groups and on this webpage.


Use of sportsgrounds from 2.00pm Friday until 8.30am Monday will be allowed at the discretion of the User Group that has been allocated use of the ground at that time. All User Groups must undertake a wet weather assessment and complete a wet weather ground assessment form whenever there is surface water or ground softness present on the sportsground or there has been a recent rainfall event. The completed document must be forwarded to the Recreation Planning and Development Officer by 5.00pm the following Monday. Please email to with 'Wet Weather Assessment' as the subject line or delivered to Council’s Administration Building at 285 - 287 High Street, Maitland.