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Local Sport Groups Celebrate Opening of New Synthetic Turf Field

by GS GS |

COQUITLAM, BC, Saturday, October 4, 2014 – Outdoor field sports user groups were on hand today to officially ‘kick off’ a new turf field at Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park.

Over the summer, the North Field was converted from a natural grass playing area, which traditionally served soccer and baseball users, into a lit, multi-purpose artificial turf practice field. The construction project included field lighting and added new pedestrian pathways and fencing around the field.

The new surface provides a flexible practice and training field that better supports Coquitlam sports users during the wetter winter months. In order to facilitate various sports, age groups, practice configurations and field sizes, the turf was laid without any permanent game lines or pitch perimetres other than an encompassing boundary line forming an approximate square. 

Seasonally, temporary lines may be added, as required, based on the sports allocations for that season.

The synthetic turf conversion is a key City priority for 2014, as outlined in the Sports Fields Strategy 2013 – 2023. The project budget was $2.5 million and the completed field was delivered on budget and on time.

To learn more about Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park, visit www.coquitlam.ca/towncentre.