Erindale Lions Little League: Erindale News
Monday, June 3
Inclement Weather Procedure
Dear Minor Affiliate Group,
By noon, Parks Supervisors are to inform Recreation Customer Service/Booking Office of a need to close fields due to playability and/or safety issues arising from inclement weather either before, current or anticipated. Parks Supervisors are experts in their field, know and understand the intricacies and unique characteristics of each field - we trust them to be our eyes and ears. Their interest is safety but also, preventing damage and delivering premium quality fields all year long. There are 8 total districts in the city, each of which might be closed altogether but sometimes fields are closed individually as well.
The above information is communicated to Customer Service/Booking Office who subsequently make changes on the website www.mississauga.ca/sportfields for leagues, administrators, coaches, families and out-of-town groups to see as early in the afternoon as possible. Closures are marked on the site in red.
Fields left open are the discretion of officials and coaches onsite to determine safety and/or playability status. It is in these circumstances when judgement is critical - damage to a field by a group who played on one should not have, is the group's own responsibility.
I trust that the details above animate how the City of Mississauga communicates sports field closures - it is not, nor will ever be an exact science because weather and field conditions are often unpredictable. Also so you know, Sports Unit and your Sports Liaison are not involved in the decision-making or communication process above any longer (unless asked to assist).
I think I can speak for all parties when I say that patience, cooperation, communication and judgement is critically important and much appreciated. Our interests are the safety of participants and best-quality sports surfaces possible, let's continue to work together to ensure both all season long.
Should you have any questions, comments, concerns or suggestions about this communication process, I am happy to assist. Until then, bookmarking the page above would be useful for reference.
Singing in the rain,
City of Mississauga