While the sun is shining and thoughts of spring are beginning to creep into people’s minds, Mother Nature still has some work to do for fields to be ready for upcoming sports seasons.
Ray Morgan, director of parks and open space with the City of Regina, said the ground is still frozen in a lot of the parks and recreation areas within the Queen City.
“We need positive temperatures, like 15 to 20 during the day and positive temperatures overnight, that’s really going to speed up things.”
He said they need the frost to disappear before they can get their equipment and irrigation systems running. He said they are still about two to three weeks away from having the park areas and golf courses open.
The city wants to get out and remove debris that was left over form the winter. The irrigation systems can’t be turned on until the frost is gone so as to reduce the possibility of a water break.
Some sports leagues within Regina were set to begin at the beginning of May, including South Regina Community Soccer.
While there’s nothing stopping anyone from taking a ball out into the fields, it will still be some time before scheduled games can take place.
“We will be communicating field conditions with community services which will be in contact with the user groups.”