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An area designed for playing a particular sport, normally designated with appropriate markings.
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leisure=pitch is used for an area designed for playing a particular sport, normally designated with appropriate markings. Examples include: tennis court, basketball court, ball park.

Pitches may be contained within a larger landuse=recreation_ground, leisure=park, leisure=sports_centre or specific sports field (see the discussion/talk page for discussion on how to tag a larger sports field). A facility with seating for large numbers of spectators should be tagged with leisure=stadium retaining leisure=pitch for the playing surface itself. A golf course should be tagged as leisure=golf_course rather than as a pitch.

How to map

Create a node, or for preference an area for the sports pitch and tag it with leisure=pitch. Where appropriate also tag it with the appropriate sport using sport=*. The surface type can be specified using surface=*, particularly if it is not grass which is probably often the assumption.


tagged type
leisure=pitch; sport=tennis; surface=paved a cement tennis court
leisure=pitch; sport=skateboard; surface=paved a skate park
leisure=pitch; sport=soccer; surface=earth a dirt soccer field
leisure=pitch; sport=basketball; surface=asphalt a blacktop basketball court
leisure=pitch; sport=beachvolleyball; surface=sand a beach volleyball court

Associated tags

Similar tags

leisure=sports_centre - Sports facility covering a larger area, which may include pitches as well as sports halls.

Possible Tagging Mistakes

leisure=court - If you know places with this tag, verify if it could be tagged with another tag. Automated edits are strongly discouraged unless you really know what you are doing!