• We're lighting up ovals across the Beaches to allow people to exercise outdoors

Wednesday, 30 June 2021

To accommodate people wanting to exercise after work hours, we are turning the lights on at a number of local sportsfields.

This will allow people working at home to still enjoy some exercise as well as spread the demand longer through the day. 

The current Health Orders allow you to exercise with one other people that doesn't live with you, socially distanced, so we’re turning the lights at selected fields until:

  • 9pm, Monday to Friday
  • 6pm, Saturday and Sunday 

It does not allow community sport (either training or a match) to take place.

Field opening is weather dependent. Check if rain has closed a field here.

The below selected fields deliver options in suburbs across the Northern Beaches and we’ll be monitoring the demand across the week:

Natural and synthetic grass

  • Lionel Watts 1&2 (natural grass), Belrose
  • Forest Melwood rugby field, Forestville
  • Bantry Bay Oval, Seaforth
  • Allambie Heights Oval
  • Careel Bay mini fields, Avalon
  • Newport Oval
  • Lake Park, North Narrabeen
  • Terrey Hills Oval
  • James Morgan Reserve, Dee Why
  • Harbord Park, Freshwater
  • Griffith Park Collaroy


  • Boondah Road multi-use courts, Warriewood
  • Avalon multi-use courts
  • John Fisher hardcourts, Abbott Road Nth Curl Curl
  • Forest Melwood hardcourts, Forestville
  • Lionel Watts hardcourts, Belrose

Dog exercise areas (as per normal)

  • Frenchs Forest Showground - 7 nights a week till 9pm.
  • LM Graham dog area (outside field) - 7 nights a week until 8pm.

Remember, if you have the mildest of flu like symptoms, please get tested and remain at home until you receive your results. For the latest information visit NSW Health

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