TP Information Bulletin: Rainy Day Procedures


PARENTS AND PLAYERS ADVISED TO CHECK THE TP HOTLINE OR THE TP BASEBALL WEBSITE FOR GAME AND PRACTICE UPDATES ON DAYS OF UNSTABLE WEATHER

It seems that there were some unhappy players and parents in our TP Baseball Family yesterday regarding our decision to cancel the games and practices scheduled for Tuesday, June 22.

The TP Baseball Committee wishes to let everyone know that it’s important in cases like yesterday to check the TP Weather Hotline or our website even if the rain appears to have stopped to ascertain whether their game or practice will proceed as scheduled or be cancelled. 

Unfortunately, our baseball diamonds at Christie Pits and Bickford Park do not drain really quickly. In cases like yesterday, when there has been a heavy rainfall throughout the day, water pools form in various places on the baseball diamonds and the deep puddles make the fields unplayable.

The TP Baseball Committee knows that this is discouraging for most of the kids (and parents) who look forward to playing…it’s discouraging to us too! We make every attempt to get the games and practices in, but we don’t want to jeopardize anyone’s well being by playing in conditions that are hazardous, unsafe and/or unreasonable. The TP Baseball Committee makes an expert assessment on field conditions on all days when there is unstable rainy weather and we communicate our decision via the hotline and website at least 45-60 minutes before the scheduled start time of the game or practice.  

So, if there has been any rainy unsettled weather earlier in the day, please call the TP Weather Hotline (416-392-1914, press 4) or check/bookmark our website (www.torontoplaygrounds.ca) on your computer or cellphone web browser to get the latest weather updates on your games or practices before heading out to the park.

If you have any questions regarding this bulletin, please email us at [email protected].