Archived News Release from 2003
For Immediate Release
Redwood City Playing Fields to be Closed
for Annual Repair and Rest
Redwood City, CA - December 4, 2003 -
Beginning the week of December 8, four playing fields at Redwood
City’s Red Morton Park will be closed to the public
during renovation. McGarvey, Bechet, Griffin, and the Mitchell/49er
fields will all be undergoing their annual repair and restoration,
during which public access will not be available. Signage
noting the closures will be placed on-site. The City apologizes
for any inconvenience that these closures may cause.
All fields will be fenced to prevent access so that work
can take place, and to give these natural-turf fields a chance
to regenerate and re-grow. These fields are expected to re-open
to public use by March 1, 2004.
The work that will take place includes aeration of the turf
and soil, adding sand to improve soil and drainage, re-seeding
for a fuller turf, and fertilizer application. The end result
will be healthier, fuller, and higher-quality playing fields
for the Redwood City community.
In comparison, the artificial turf at Hoover Sports Field
does not require the rest and renovation that natural turf
needs each year. With superior drainage capacity and the ability
to withstand higher levels of use, this field will not require
any wet-weather closures during the winter.
The Redwood City Parks, Recreation and Community Services
Department provides recreational facilities and activities
for all ages and interests, and supplies building and custodial
services for City buildings. Redwood City Parks also operates
the Fair Oaks Community Center, providing social, educational,
and cultural activities, as well as information, referral,
and counseling services to persons living in Redwood City
and neighboring communities. Redwood City Parks is more than
you think! Its website is located at www.redwoodcity.org/parks.
Visit Redwood City’s website at www.redwoodcity.org
for information about the City and its services, the community,
recreation programs, education, and City government.
Contact: Mike Gibbons
Redwood City Parks