Facility TypeSeason Open
Multi-Use CourtMay 1 – October (Weather Permitting)
Ball DiamondsMay 1 – October (Weather Permitting)
Soccer PitchesMay 1 – October (Weather Permitting)
Artificial Turf (Norm Perry)April 1 – November (Weather Permitting)

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General Information and Applications

Sports Fields and Multi-Use Courts are located in many different park spaces within the City of Sarnia. They are rented out seasonally to local organizations and groups for competitive and recreational play, recreation programming, and for private rentals to citizens.

Sports Fields are inclusive of soccer pitches, sporting fields, and ball diamonds. Multi-Use Courts are inclusive of volleyball, basketball, tennis, and pickleball courts.

Refer to the R-Zone Policy for more information regarding users code of conduct. Refer to the Park Washrooms page for more information.

Soccer Pitches/Artificial Turf Information and Rentable Locations

Soccer Pitches & Turf

Annual Permitting Process
Sports Fields are booked through an application process, and is inputted through the City’s Facility and Recreation Scheduler. Priority is given to minor organizations, and historical user groups. Applications must be submitted to the Parks & Recreation Department prior to the February deadline to have equal consideration for usage. Applications will be processed and reviewed, and the Scheduler will discuss any revisions with applicants during this time.

Once scheduling is complete, permits will be issued to applicants for review and signature. Payment is due in full prior to the start of the permit, or some organizations may opt into monthly payment plans for the season.

Rentals can occur from May to October, weather permitting. Lit usage refers to facilities with outdoor lighting, and non-lit usage refers to facilities that do not have any outdoor lighting available. Additional insurance fees may apply, users have the option to obtain their own insurance.

 

Rental Rates for 2022:

Soccer Pitch Class Services Included Sports Fields Included General Non-Lit Fee Per Hour General Lit Fee Per Hour
Class A Cutting and lining of field, nets and dressing rooms. Norm Perry Artificial Turf $79+HST $100+HST
Class B Cutting and lining of fields. Norm Perry Back Field
Germain Soccer Fields
Blackwell Field
Agincourt Field
Lansdowne Field
$31+HST N/A

 

Amenities and More Information:

Soccer Pitch/Park Location Class Additional Amenities/Information
Norm Perry Class “A”: Artificial Turf
Class “B”: Back Field 
Artificial turf: lined with nets provided. Lights available.
Back Field: Natural grass soccer pitches, cut, lined with nets provided. No lights available.
Germain Class “B” fields

 

Pitches 1-4 are natural grass soccer pitches, cut, lined with nets provided.
No lights available.
Blackwell Class “B” field

 

Natural grass soccer pitch, cut, lined with nets provided.
No lights available.
Agincourt Class “B” field

 

Natural grass soccer pitch, cut, nets not provided.
No lights available.
Lansdowne Class “B” field

 

Natural grass soccer pitch, cut, nets not provided.
No lights available.

Ball Diamond Information and Rentable Locations

Ball Diamonds

Pitching screens are not owned by the City of Sarnia. User groups are responsible for the repair and maintenance of pitching screens, and should remove them from the grounds after each usage. Damaged and broken screens are unsafe, and will be removed by the City and will not be replaced if they are left behind.

Annual Permitting Process
Sports Fields are booked through an application process, and is inputted through the City’s Facility and Recreation Scheduler. Priority is given to minor organizations, and historical user groups. Applications must be submitted to the Parks & Recreation Department prior to the February deadline to have equal consideration for usage. Applications will be processed and reviewed, and the Scheduler will discuss any revisions with applicants during this time.

Once scheduling is complete, permits will be issued to applicants for review and signature. Payment is due in full prior to the start of the permit, or some organizations may opt into monthly payment plans for the season.

Rentals can occur from May to October, weather permitting. Lit usage refers to facilities with outdoor lighting, and non-lit usage refers to facilities that do not have any outdoor lighting available. Additional insurance fees may apply, users have the option to obtain their own insurance.

 

Rental Rates for 2021:

Diamond Class Services Included Diamonds Included General Non-Lit Fee Per Hour General Lit Fee Per Hour
Class A Maintained daily, including lining/floating of in-fields, bases are provided. Errol Russel Diamond
Blackwell South Diamond
$33+HST $47+HST
Class B Lining/floating of in-fields, bases are provided. Blackwell North Diamond
Clearwater Diamonds
Germain Diamonds
Coronation Diamond
Tecumseh Diamond
$29+HST $43+HST

 

Amenities and More Information:

Diamond Locations Class Amenities/Information
Errol Russell Class “A” diamond Lights available.
Clearwater Class “B” diamond Diamonds 1 and 2: lights available.
Diamond 3 and 4: no lights available.
Germain Class “B” diamond Diamonds 1, 3 and 4: no lights available.
Diamonds 2 and 5: lights available.
Blackwell Class “A”: South Diamond
Class “B”: North Diamond
South diamond: lights available. Hardball diamond for professional and league play.
North diamond: no lights available.
Tecumseh Class “B” diamond Lights available.
Coronation Class “B” diamond No lights available.

Multi-Use Court Information and Rentable Locations

Multi-Use Courts

Multi-use courts are available first-come, first-served, but can be rented from May 1 to October 31, weather permitting. Payment is due in full at the time of booking.

 

Rental Rates and Information for 2021:

Courts Hours of Operation Fee Per Hour, Per Court
Blackwell Pickleball Court 8:30am – 8pm $11+HST
All Other Multi-Use Courts 8:30am – 8:00pm $11+HST

 

Amenities and More Information:

Court Locations Court Information Additional Amenities/Information
Blackwell Pickleball Hub: New 2019 Pickleball courts for rental and City programming.
Cathcart Tennis and pickleball courts

 

Two courts available for use, outside of scheduled programming.
Germain Multi-use courts 1-4

 

Rentals permitted outside of scheduled programming.
Linden Multi-use courts 1-4

 

Rentals permitted outside of scheduled programming.
Kenwick Multi-use basketball court

 

Rentals permitted outside of scheduled programming.

Holiday Closures – No Sports Field or Court Rentals

The below chart outlines the dates we do not book Sports Field use. Some facilities that are not locked are open for first-come, first-serve usage on holidays; however, staff will not be available to provide services and a permit will not be issued.

Stat HolidayDate (2022)
Good FridayFriday, April 15
Easter SundaySunday, April 17
Easter MondayMonday, April 18
Victoria DayMonday, May 23
Canada DayFriday, July 1
Alexander Mackenzie Day (Civic)Monday, August 1
Labour DayMonday, September 5
Thanksgiving DayMonday, October 10
Remembrance DayFriday, November 11

Refer to the Contact Us page to submit an inquiry or report a safety concern, or email parksandrecreation@sarnia.ca. Sports field applications can be submitted online to parksandrecreation@sarnia.ca.