NEW FIELDS ARE COMING
In February, the City Council voted to fund the remaining cost to replace the fields.
Project completion is tentatively scheduled for August of 2020.
IMPACTING OUR YOUTH
Over 240,000 used the park in 2018.
We host practices, leagues, tournaments, camps and exhibitions for Rugby, Flag Football, Lacrosse, Ultimate Frisbee, and Soccer.
BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE
With thousands of people at the park every weekend during season, these fields are dominated by hundreds of eager competitors. The park is enjoyed by 240,000 people annually, but when visited by out-of-town teams, we get asked, “What is all that black stuff?” The answer is rubber.
Our ‘black stuff ’ is heavily visible due to a failure in our turf “grass blades” which began to deteriorate only a few years after opening. Rubber is a common and inexpensive “infill” used in synthetic turf.
We are happy to say that our future is much brighter!
We plan to replace the turf and include an organic, light-colored product like a cork/sand combo or coconut fibers. These and other infill options are much cooler, odorless, shock absorbent, and recyclable.
This organic infill will increase our usage in the hot months, lessen the risk of abrasions, stay where it belongs, and reduce the odor compared to rubber.
The combination of new turf and a new brand will attract sponsors, advertisers, teams and spectators from all over the world, providing a positive economic impact for the community.