The Sports Field Marking Program is a service provided by the city for the marking of Sports Fields in accordance with the Joint Use Field Strategy.
Parks staff begin the rectangular field-marking program on May 1st of each year (weather depending). Staff will only mark booked premier fields, approved tournaments (by request) and only those fields located on district level parks (by request). If your request does not meet these requirements then you may participate in our loan out program to mark your own request.
Marking requests require a minimum of two weeks notice and are completed in the order received with the funding available. The City also provides marking paint to various community organizations for their booked soccer programs and to private citizens through the 'Loan Out Program'.
Lists and requests for marking must be submitted 10 business days prior to the event and can be created through our online Request For Line Marking form or directed to 311.
¼ Mile Track Markings
Parks staff may mark (paint only) tracks on schoolyard turf at the cost to do the work, providing that the marking causes no overlap confusion with other sports field markings and resources are available to do the work. Arrangements to mark existing ¼ mile shale tracks will be considered by request only.
Requests must be made at least 10 school days prior to the event and can be created through our online Request For Sports Field Maintenance form or directed to 311..
Line Marker Workshop
Groups wishing to borrow air pressurized line markers must first attend the field-lining workshop. To register for the workshop please call 311.
Loan Out Program - Parks Line Markers
Requests for our 'Loan Out Program' must be received at least 10 business days prior to your booking and can be created through our online Request for Loan Out Program form or directed to 311.
Marking machines along with athletic field marking paint (pre mixed) will be available for loan to users. The number of fields being marked by the group and the district will determine the amount of paint given out.
When cleaning the marking machine, please remember the environment and be considerate of others.
Because you are marking your field on public land, the use of any chemicals is strictly prohibited by provincial legislation and subject to penalty.
Note: No vehicles are allowed on any playing field or turf area at any time.