Public Asked to Stay Off Permit-Use Only Baseball Diamonds

The Municipality of Chatham-Kent is requesting the public’s cooperation in staying off baseball diamonds marked as permit-use only.

These baseball diamonds require regular maintenance to ensure they are properly prepared for permit holders such as minor associations and recreational leagues.

“We’ve had a few instances this season where our grass cutting contractors have been unable to cut the field because of the presence of unauthorized groups who refused to vacate,” said Ian Clark, Manager, Parks, Recreation and Cemeteries. “If we cannot cut the grass on schedule then it results in poor facility conditions.”

Maintenance days and times are communicated with contractors so they know when they should be able to access the field for grass cutting.

Unauthorized infield activity on permit-use only diamonds also increases the labour burden on volunteers, coaches, and players who clean the infield prior to their bookings for a better quality of play.

Sport fields without permit-use only signage can be accessed by the public for casual use, however the public should always vacate once maintenance workers or permit holders arrive. Sport fields everywhere in the Municipality should not be used during wet conditions as this could cause damage to the field.


Media Contact:

Eric Labadie
Manager, Corporate Communications
Municipality of Chatham-Kent
519-360-1998 x 2039