Each season, fields that received too much use during the previous season are closed for repair. Repair may mean growing new grass or simply letting the turf "rest." The bollards are a reminder to citizens that we are requesting that they NOT use that particular turf area in order to give the turf a chance to heal in preparation of the next season.
The loop around the park on the east/north sidewalk is 1.1 miles
The trail from the west parking lot to Lemay is .6 miles or 3000 feet.
The distance around the oval is .4 mile or 1900 feet.
The distance from the sidewalk junction, just west of the maintenance building and the Fossil Creek Trail, north to the skate park area, then west to the ballfields, and finally to the Fossil Creek Trails at the west parking lot is .5 miles or 2700 feet.
The Parks Division will plant new seed or sod in damaged or new turf areas. In order to establish the grass, we have to water it frequently, which includes short watering cycles during the day.
They also perform frequent irrigation checks to ensure the sprinkling systems are watering at an efficient level and conserving water to the utmost extent. This requires turning on the irrigation zones to make sure they are functioning properly.