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Prince George sports facilities are opening soon for the 2019 season

City Parks Department keeping some fields closed until turf conditions improve
Citizen Field
Prince George's Citizen Field covered by a rainbow during a summer baseball game (via Google Maps/Zac Martin)

A new month has arrived and the weather has followed suit with warmer conditions approaching.

As a result, the City of Prince George is set to open most of its sports fields and ball diamonds this week to kickstart the 2019 lates Spring and Summer seasons.

Certain facilities will be open for public use on Friday (May 3), but there are others that are expected to remain closed until field conditions are better for play.

This includes Joe Martin Field and Volunteer Parks #3 and #4, while the Watrous Park lawn bowling fields will open in June as scheduled each year.

"Rest and recovery is of vital importance to establish healthy turf,” said City Parks Supervisor Chris Bjorn in a statement. “Playing on a ball diamond or sport field too early or too late in the year can cause irreparable damage to root systems and weaken turf for the season. Playing on unsafe terrain can also lead to injury. It is essential to allow turf to establish proper root systems to ensure fields are healthy and safe through the playing season.”

The city says the public will be told when the above sports fields will officially open.

Masich Place Stadium has been open since April 15.

More information on Prince George sports fields and parks is available on the city’s website.