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Sport Field Permitting

Field Use Policy

The City of Peterborough Recreation Division requests that all sport participants refrain from using any of the City athletic fields, including school board fields until they are officially open and  suitable for play . Please also be aware that should the weather not cooperate, the Recreation Division is requesting that all leagues enforce the Rain Policy.
  •  May to October - Natural Fields Season
  • April to December - Artificial Field Season

For further information contact Terri Lynn Johnston at the Recreation Division at 705-742-7777 ext.1829

Permitting Process:

The City of Peterborough is pleased to offer more than 103 public parks and sports fields for your enjoyment. When inquiring about the availability of a venue and receiving indication that it is available does not secure this request.  The permitting process requires that a written request form be submitted to the Recreation Division.  Staff will review the request and pending availability will process the booking.  The user will then receive a Contract Agreement, which must be signed and returned to the Recreation Division along with payment. Only once the agreement has been signed, returned and paid in full is the booking official.  You will then receive a permit to confirm your rental. This is the process for all permitting bookings in City facilities.


Please note that all City Parks and sports facilities are smoke free. As of July 1, 2018, this will also include vaping and medicinal marjuana. Smoking in parks and sports fields could result in a $305.00 fine, as Peterborough Police and Public Health Tobacco Enforcement officers will be enforcing the rules in parks this summer. The City’s smoke –free bylaw (18-070) is in the process of being updated to be inclusive of cannabis (as a whole, not just medicinal). I understand that we have the opportunity write in the names of those that would be able to enforce the bylaw


Outdoor Sport Fields

Each year there is a great demand for sport field use in our parks for leagues, tournaments, families, special event organizers and Boards of Education users. A wide range of recreation and cultural events utilize these facilities. 

Applications for sport uses are available at the Recreation Division office, located at 210 Wolfe Street.  Information and application request forms are also available:

Approval is based upon seniority of the leagues. All past users have until February 1, 2019 to send in their field requests. After March 1, 2019, all fields and parks are available on a first come, first served basis.


When booking tournaments, these must be pay up front, there is no longer a tournament deposit. If cancelling at tournament the organizer calls at least 2 weeks before their event date they will receive a refund. If the organizer cancels within 2 weeks of their event date, there will be no refund.