Opening & Closing Fields:
All Town of Marblehead's Grass Fields are OPEN.
FACE MASKS REQUIRED: All players, participants, coaches, officials, spectators, and visitors must wear a face mask or protective covering at all times when on the athletic fields.
Updated on 4/2/21
The opening or closing of fields is decided by overall ground conditions, not the grooming or preparation for games.
Field Usage Policy
General criteria for evaluating playability and potential closure due to rain:
There may or may not be standing water on the field
You should hear no sound under your feet as you walk across the field
You should not leave a footprint anywhere on the field
The top 2 inches of soil should not be generally muddy
Consideration for turf density
Duration of the rain event and weather forecast for the immediate future
Please do not call the office for field condition reports or updates; the office staff has no further information than what is posted here.
The Park Department Groundskeepers determine the status of fields and this page is updated only when they make changes.
All field scheduling is done through your league; please contact your team or league representative for any scheduling questions or requests.
If thunderstorms are in the area, please seek appropriate safe shelter in a vehicle or a building. Do not shelter under trees.
As a general "rule of thumb", if fields are wet or frozen, please stay off of them until they have a chance to dry/thaw to avoid damage.
Fields are closed as needed to try and prevent damage that would result in costly repairs and/or extended closures.
Factors to determine closures include scheduled maintenance and general ground conditions such as compaction, drainage, etc.
Some fields react/recover differently which may result in fields being closed or re-opened individually.