PROJECT TITLE: Parks - Volunteer Field Improvement
DEPARTMENT: Parks and Recreation
BUDGET CODE: CFP-PRK-00019
JUSTIFICATION: Improves existing service
START DATE (FY): TBD
END DATE (FY): TBD
The returfing of Volunteer Field with synthetic turf would extend the use of the area throughout the year and provides opportunities for a wide range of groups to use it. The fact that this field also has existing field lights expands the use of the field as well.
Approve the use of funds to serve as a partial match of private money to help fund this project.
PROJECT OBJECTIVES / STATUS:
The City has been fortunate to work with private donors to improve our facilities at Volunteer Park over the last 20 years. Recently we were able to place synthetic turf on Alton Daniels Field and returf the Marguerite and Don Daniels Field. These are primarily used for baseball and fastpitch but we are increasingly using them for soccer practices and other activities because they have lights and all weather surfaces. We now have the opportunity to change out Volunteer Field from grass to synthetic turf which would allow us to use this field for more activities and practices that benefit baseball, soccer, lacrosse and potentially softball. The donor is asking for public and other private funds to contribute to the identified donated funds.
Operating impacts to be determined in the future.