Department of Public Works (DPW) guidelines:"All Fields are Open with use of discretion pending severe weather conditions. If there are any safety issues, please use common sense."
WAYS guidelines:Even after DPW opens the fields for the season, WAYS will use its discretion to determine if a field should be opened, based on the following criteria:
The field has standing water on it, or is otherwise saturated with water.
By playing on the field, the players are, or would be, damaging the field beyond normal wear and tear (i.e. tearing up the turf, creating muddy areas, etc.).
Referee discretion: Even if DPW and WAYS decide that a field is open, the final decision regarding the playability of a field, during games, rests with the referees. If the referee determines that a field is unplayable, the affected game may be suspended.