Heavy rains cause Westside sports field closures

Due to heavy and persistent rainfall, the District of West Kelowna is closing its sports fields from Friday to Sunday.

The operations department has carefully monitored the rainfall situation and made the decision to close the fields for the weekend after water began pooling heavily on fields Friday morning.

Standing water on turf areas and soggy infields could lead to player injuries and cause considerable damage to the fields if played on.

The district received approximately 20 milimetres of rain Friday morning, in addition to rain that has been falling all week. As a result, fields are heavily saturated.

Another 40 milimetres is predicted to fall within the next 24 to 48 hours. The precipitation is expected to start again Friday night and continue through Saturday.

Operations department staff will re-evaluate conditions Monday morning and provide an update then.

The district thanks all of its sports field users for their understanding.

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