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Terms Definitions

Staffed Athletic Facility

The Department's Staffed Athletic Facilities are staffed sites and designated as such by their controlled access, lighting for night games, bleacher capacity, maintenance service levels, sound system capacity, dressing room facilities, and full regulation size.

Note: Athletic facility hours of operation are governed by Parkland Bylaw 2202.

Premier Diamond

A Premier Diamond is a neighbourhood or school field with a fully shaled infield or an infield with shaled base paths. Premier status is based primarily upon the increased service levels to recondition or level the shale surface.

Premier Rectangular Field

A Premier Rectangular field is a full size field located at neighbourhood and district level sites. All premier rectangular fields are irrigated and therefore receive an enhanced level of maintenance based upon user demand. This includes: a season long marking program, fertilization, aeration, topdressing, trimming and increased levels of grass cutting.

Standard Diamond

A Standard Diamond is a typical neighbourhood or school diamond complete with a backstop and a grassed infield.

Standard Rectangular Field

A standard rectangular field is a typical neighbourhood or school rectangular field ranging from full-sized fields to mini soccer pitches.

Home Base Program

Although this program is under review, it is a program where an organization may approach the City of Edmonton to re-develop an existing field or to build a new field on parkland. The process to undertake includes consultation with affected users and the community at large. The result is a site that the user generally prefers because of the improved ability to play their sport and amenities as well as priority booking status on the site. When the site is not in use by the Home Base group, the City has the right to book additional users on site. Many Home Base groups also provide their own maintenance services on their sites.

For More Information

311 Contact Centre

Online Contact 311 Online

In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

TTY 780-944-5555

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