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MUDLINE Fields Hotline - (949) 461-3595

To check whether fields are open at any given time, contact the City's MUDLINE Fields Hotline at (949) 461-3595. The hotline is only updated when fields are closed for maintenance or due to inclement weather.

Rain Closure Policy

It is always the City's goal to provide high quality and safe fields. Unfortunately, some conditions require the City to close fields. Sports fields are closed for a minimum of 24-48 hours after a rain event. This usually means that the fields are closed the day it stops raining and the following day.

The conditions at our sports parks vary greatly. After a rain event, the City groups local parks based on the soil conditions and this can result in some fields being reopened sooner than others.

Athletic use of wet or saturated natural turf fields can be unsafe for users and may cause extensive field damage resulting in field closures and costly renovations. Please use good judgment at all times when using our fields.

The following applies to all natural turf fields.

  • The fields are closed when it is raining, regardless of the intensity of the rainfall. If it beings to rain during a game, you are required to stop play to avoid potential injury and damage to the field.
  • In the event of rainfall (anything more than a very short duration light drizzle on a dry field), the fields are closed for a minimum of 24 hours. Rainfall of any typical duration usually results in the fields being closed the day it stops raining and at least the following day.
  • The fields are evaluated daily following a rain event by City Staff and/or City contractors to determine when the fields can be reopened for play. Some fields may be reopened sooner than others, because the conditions vary from park to park.
  • Failure to abide by this policy and/or comply with field closure signage and/or direction from City staff on the use of fields may result in the forfeiture of the field deposit and/or loss of use of the fields.

Soccer vs. Baseball Fields

Baseball fields are subject to significantly less wear and tear during a normal game and therefore the turf can be ready for play sooner than soccer turf. However, a controlling factor is often whether or not the brick-dust in the infield has dried sufficiently to allow play. The City reviews both types of play surfaces when determining if the fields are suitable for play.

Fall and Summer Field Renovation Closures

The City performs seasonal turf renovations each year. For more information, view the Sports Park Field Closures page.