Flag system

Published on 01 May 2023

Red flag at Blackman Park. The flag says

Keep your eyes peeled for red flags at our local sports fields.

Following a successful trial, flags will be displayed at sports fields to help dog owners know when their dogs are allowed on the oval.

  • No flag = allowed off-leash on oval
  • Red flag = not allowed on the oval

This will keep athletes and dogs safe. The flags will also be used when Council staff and contractors are working on the ovals. For example, when mowing, marking or aerating the lawn.

In addition to Kingsford Smith Oval where this system has been in place since 2020, flags will be used at:

  • Blackman Park
  • Burns Bay Reserve
  • Bob Campbell Oval
  • Pottery Green
  • Tantallon Oval

To help make the transition a smooth one, our Rangers will be out and about at the sports fields to help educate residents about the new process.

Field Availability

Did you know you can check the availability of Council's facilities including sports fields and parks on our website?

To do so, simply follow these steps:

  1. Visit the Facilities webpage;
  2. The calendar will highlight whether the facility is available. Busy times are blocked out in red.
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