Sports Field Closures: What You Need to Know about Notifications and Consequences

Breaking News: All City Sports Fields Closed Today, 4/3/2021

The closure of City Sports Fields means that all leased fields, including those used by schools, are off-limits during the specified time frame. No one is allowed to use these fields when they are closed. Permitted leagues found using a closed field may face fines or lose access for the season. Unpermitted users will receive a warning or citation if caught on a closed field.

Notifications about field closings can now be received via email or text alerts by visiting the City’s website and selecting “View All” under press releases on the main page. Click on “Notify Me,” add your email address, choose which groups you would like to receive messages from, and specify if you prefer email only or email and phone notifications. These notifications are posted on the City’s website at and the public information line at 301-600-6970 option 3. Closures are announced by 2 pm on weekdays and 8 am on weekends.

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