|leisure = pitch|
|An area designed for practising a particular sport, normally designated with appropriate markings.|
|Rendering in openstreetmap-carto|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: de facto|
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The tag leisure=pitch is used to map a : an area designed for practising a particular sport, normally designated with appropriate markings. Examples include tennis courts, basketball courts, ball parks, and riding arenas.
Pitches may be contained within a larger landuse=recreation_ground, leisure=park, leisure=sports_centre, leisure=horse_riding 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
- If there is some physical outline of the pitch or painted line markings, draw an area around it and add leisure=pitch and proper sport=* tag.
- If a pitch has no clear landcover outline, draw a node in its middle, then add leisure=pitch and the proper sport=* tag.
- If a pitch is not in use anymore, its state can be described with the Lifecycle prefix, e.g. disused:leisure=pitch if it is currently not ready to be used, but could be reinstated easily; or abandoned:leisure=pitch when it cannot be used without extensive repairs, etc.
- If several pitches are mapped as one object, it is useful to add capacity=* to state the number of pitches included. If detailed information is available, each pitch should be mapped separately.
Tags to use in combination
(pitch made for 2 or more disciplines)
Soccer pitch without any physical outline or line markings:
Single basketball hoop with pitch:
Single basketball hoop without pitch:
(here outdoor dressage)
Indoor tennis court
Table tennis table
Large chess board
Pitches by layout
- leisure=sports_centre - A sports centre is a distinct facility where sports take place within an enclosed area.
- leisure=horse_riding - Equestrian facility covering a larger area, which may include riding arenas (as pitches) as well as riding halls.