Council awards contract for new turf at Sports Park

Dec 07, 2018

The Mill Creek City Council awarded a construction contract of almost $1 million to FieldTurf USA, Inc., to execute replacement the Mill Creek Sports Park’s turf and light replacement project.

Preparations for the work is expected to begin in December. The park will close to the public as of Jan. 1 and is scheduled to reopen in April of 2019.

The sports park has been the city’s most popular recreational facility since it opened in 2004, serving an estimated approximately 3,800 youth every year. The field is rented an average of 2,661 hours over the course of 330 days by local youth sports organizations. It serves as the only all-weather synthetic turf baseball and soccer field in the city.

“The industry standard for an all-weather turf field lifespan is eight years,” said Mayor Pro Tem Brian Holtzclaw. “We have taken great care of the field to get 14 years of use. But now is the time to ensure this incredible park serves the Mill Creek community for many more years.”

The approved project will replace the original 64,000 square foot field turf as well as retrofit and upgrade the existing park lighting system, including the field, skate park and parking lot lights. The new light emitting diode (LED) lighting system includes a new control system.

The city also will add a 60-inch ADA-compliant gate to serve as a primary entrance from the main parking lot. Field fencing and netting will be replaced, and kick boards will be added at the field and skate park. Finally, the project includes improvements to the public address system.

The project contract with FieldTurf USA is for $907,762.90.

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