Lockview High School Park Field is anticipated to close in August 2024 to begin construction of an all-weather turf field scheduled to open in September 2025. The Northern Suburban Area Community Turf Committee championed the project, involving Councillor Cathy Deagle Gammon, the Hon. Brian Wong and MP Darrell Samson.
The upgrade to an all-weather field will allow for extended seasonal usage with more durable material for use in wet weather and field lighting of the field to allow for extended hours of use during shoulder seasons. The field will also include a walking path and an Indigenous programming space.
Below are some frequently asked questions. For other questions, please contact Gareth Evans, Recreation Planning Specialist, Parks & Recreation (email@example.com, 902.292.1264).
- Why are you building a new all-weather field at this location?
The Northern Suburban Area Community Turf Committee has spent over five years working with community members, sports organizations and LHS administration to understand the range of needs of the community. This new field will ensure extended use in the shoulder seasons as well as less scheduling disruptions due to inclement weather conditions.
- When will construction begin?
The construction is expected to begin during the summer of 2024 and the field will reopen for use in the fall of 2025.
- Where can community members access fields during the construction period?
Community members can locate and book alternate fields through this link.
- What time will the field lights be on until?
The field lights will be on during scheduled bookings only, ending by 11 p.m. each evening.
- Where will field users park?
Parking will continue to be available on-site at Lockview High School for field users.
- Will there be an increase in cost to book this field?
Currently fielding booking fees are listed on our website. Closer to the field opening date, residents will find booking information for this field at this link.
- Is there an area rate for the construction of this field?
No, this project is within municipality's Capital Budget with additional funding provided by the provincial and federal government, as well as the Northern Suburban Area Community Turf Committee.
- What sports will be accommodated at the new field?
Permanent field markings for specific sports are still being determined at this point in the planning process. The field will be designed large enough to accommodate team sports, including:
- Will the field be available for LHS?
The field will be available for LHS during school hours. Outside of school hours, the field will be available for all residents to book.
- Will the building have change rooms for teams?
No, there won't be any dedicated change rooms built for the new field. There will be washrooms and limited storage for field equipment (post pads, corner flags, down markers, etc) built alongside the new field.