Sports Fields

Council has a number of sporting fields used by clubs, associations, schools, organised groups for sporting activities and passive recreation. There are eight fields in Manly and surrounding suburbs.

Field Status

This status will be updated as weather conditions change. The status will be current as at 3pm each weekday and 7am on the weekends.     

Field Status       

Balgowlah Oval   OPEN     

Bantry Reserve   OPEN     

Keirle Park     OPEN

LM Graham Reserve     OPEN

Manly Oval   OPEN

Manly West Park     OPEN

Seaforth Oval   OPEN     

Tania Park OPEN

Please keep off fields whilst they are closed.  Coaches are advised to liaise with their clubs regarding Council's SMS billing system for light usage.

Wet Weather Line

Council has a Wet Weather Line with up to date information on the status of sporting grounds, which is updated regularly.  

  • Wet Weather Line (02) 9976 1699

If you are unsure about whether or not your team or club is training or playing, please contact your coach or sporting association directly.

Working with Sporting Groups.

 Council is continually working with sporting groups to develop and improve the playing surfaces through better turf management and management of wear and tear on the surface. This is critical given the small amount of fields in Manly and nearby suburbs, high usage and water restrictions in place at times.

Council also manages field allocations. Please contact our customer service team for assistance.

There is a two week break at the end of both the summer season (March to early April) and winter season (August) to allow Council to repair and prepare fields for the following season. Works include covering/uncovering cricket pitches, installing goal posts, aeration of fields and top dressing. 

Wherever possible Council uses bore water to irrigate the sports fields, reducing the impact on our precious water resources. Council continues to further investigate irrigation sources other than town water. 

Council's sporting fields in and around Manly are maintained and managed by our contractors, who are comitted to improving the surfaces and dealing with the user needs. 

For feedback on issues related to sports fields please lodge a service request via council's home page, by clicking here, or in writing.