Park View Athletic Field Closing Today for Replacement

The DC Department of Parks and Recreation closed the Park View Recreation Athletic Fields on September 21 for the planned replacement of its artificial turf. Originally, DPR’s plan was to replace the artificial turf in kind, which had many in the neighborhood concerned due to safety concerns.

Since the meetings with the community late last year, DPR has since decided to use an organic infill system called Brockfill. This infill system is an organic product, made with tree fibers, that provides a safe surface for both active adults and children in organized sports activities and unstructured play. According to DPR, the Brockfill infill system also absorbs rainwater and condensation, slowly releasing moisture over time for extended cooling properties.

It is hoped that the new field will be completed and back online by November 30th (weather permitting). The field was originally planned to be replace in the Spring of 2020, putting this replacement about six month later than planned.

The athletic field was closed on June 20, 2019, and unavailable for use following notice that DGS sent out that it was one of 13 fields that had failed their annual G-MAX testing. Over the past several months neighbors have slowly begun to use the field again.

 

(The Park View Athletic field is scheduled to be closed from September 21-November 30 for replacement)

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