Turf and Track Renewal Project - Oliver Ames High School
The turf and track is used by many of our children once they enter high school, which makes this field very important to the perpetuation of our atheletes. Your son or daughter may never have played on the field but they most likely will in high school whether they participate in soccer, lacrosse, football, cheerleading, track & field, or band to name a few activities that use this field. The turf field is the most used field in the town of Easton and it's extremely important that we work together to provide a new turf surface.
Installed in 2009, the turf field and synthetic track are reaching the end of their 8-10 year projected useful life. It is time to implement a plan to replace the turf field and resurface the track so that this incredible recreational resource can be used safely for the next decade.
As the turf ages, it begins to break down even faster. Worn down by active usage and routine exposure to UV rays, the turf fiber loses its capacity to retain the crumb-rubber infill and can eventually become unplayable.
The rubberized track surface is aging and the depth of surfacing has worn down. This results in a harder surface and less resilience for athletes running/walking on it. This type of track requires resurfacing 8 -10 years after the initial installation. Waiting too long to resurface may require full replacement at three (3) times the cost of resurfacing.
The project plan is to secure funding by the end of May 2019, and implement the project over the summer to avoid any interruption to the OA fall sports schedule.
The turf and track surface should be replaced in 2019 to ensure that we have continued and uninterrupted use of this important recreational facility.