William Griffin turf replacement
The artificial turf field at William Griffin will be replaced this summer. Construction will take five to six months and is expected to be completed in late 2023.
Why are we replacing the field now?
William Griffin is one of the District’s highest-use fields for year-round play and is used for soccer, field hockey, football and other sports.
The existing turf surface has reached its 10-year end-of-life cycle and can no longer be maintained to offer optimal playing conditions.
Repeated and frequent repairs and other signs of the field’s age have started to show, and replacing it now is necessary to avoid the continued worsening of the field condition.
This field is also subject to frequent flooding in the rainy seasons, so the field drainage will be improved as part of this replacement work.
Please note that parking may be impacted during this project.
Find another field
Individuals, sports organizations or teams who want to play on any grass, artificial turf or all-weather field in the District must confirm a booking with North Vancouver Recreation & Culture.
News & updates
July 12, 2023 - South gravel parking lot to close
Starting tomorrow, crews will reopen the trail access bridge to Mosquito Creek from the Delbrook parking lot. However, the south gravel parking lot will be closed, starting July 13, for the duration of the project. Please obey all signage and traffic flaggers in the parking lot.
June 30, 2023 - East trail access to close
Starting the week of July 3, the east trail access and pedestrian bridge to Mosquito Creek from the south end of the parking lot will be closed for the duration of the project for safety reasons. Visitors to Mosquito Creek can access the trail using the trail west of the creek from Queens Road.
June 23, 2023 - Construction start
Construction for the replacement of the William Griffin artificial turf field is expected to begin on Monday, June 26. Please watch for trucks and use extra caution in the parking lot. Note, there will be intermittent closures of some parking spaces required at times throughout the project.