Sports field maintenance

Maintenance activities, mowing, boom spraying, broadcast spreading, renovation works, council sports fields.

Council Sports Fields

Council maintains 14 formal, and three informal, sports fields across the municipality that are utilised by sporting clubs, schools and the local community throughout the year.

The grounds regularly host a range of sporting activities, including AFL football, soccer, cricket, baseball, and touch football.

This allows organised men’s, women’s and junior participation as well as recreational and informal activity, throughout both the winter and summer seasons.

Maintenance Activities

Maintenance undertaken includes:

  • Mowing – occurring twice a week from September to March and once a week from April to August.
  • Boom spraying – herbicide, pesticide, wetting agents and fertiliser are applied as required to maintain healthy turf surfaces.
  • Broadcast spreading – granular fertiliser, spread four times a year.
  • Turf replacement – conducted on high traffic or high worn areas as required.

Renovation Works

Renovation works are turf specific practices that include: solid tining, hollow tining, scarifying, topdressing, slicing, and oversewing.

These are generally conducted throughout the warmer months, when grass is actively growing, resulting in quicker recovery times, which minimises the impact on sporting clubs.

Renovations are an important part of maintaining and retaining high standards on sports fields with major works occurring once or twice a year.

Contact Park Services

If you have any questions not covered by the links below, please contact our Parks team: 

Online: MyPortPhillip 
Phone:03 9209 6777
By post: Park Services, City of Port Phillip Private Bag No. 3, St Kilda P.O. VIC 3182