PARK CITY, Utah — Due to the popularity of Park City Recreation‘s Sports Complex at Quinn’s Jct., the turf field is growing in size and functionality. Where there once was one field covered in turf, there is now two.
Tuesday night the newly expanded field will have its first athletes competing as the local league of 7v7 soccer season gets underway. The soccer field, which had turf 15 years ago has had replacement turf put down simply as a result of normal wear and tear. That part of the project was completed prior to July’s annual Park City Soccer Club Extreme Cup. The growth onto the adjacent baseball diamond is now complete as well.
“That field is actually plugged for several different base distances so we’ll be able to accommodate adult softball, we run practices for youth baseball, as well as practices and games possibly for the High School,” said Jessica Moran, Park City Recreation’s Spokesperson.
Water conservation is always top of mind and bottom line for Park City Municipal, of which the Recreation Department falls under. This new turf field will give administrators another tool to be water-wise. The baseball diamond turf expansion is replete with a whole new drainage system. Additionally, when inclement weather hits Park City, the turf fields are able to have snow plowed off of them to create availability for more teams to enjoy.
The newly replaced and expanded turf field was funded, in part, through a partnership between the City and the County via an applied-for Summit County Arts and Parks RAPREC Special Bond Tax Grant.
The adult kickball league season is starting this week and the organizers are also excited to be able to offer this new field for utilization therein.