4S Ranch Sports Park to Convert to Turf
A facelift to the 4S Ranch Sports Park is currently in the design stage and should be completed by fall 2012. The community park is noted as one of the largest and most heavily used parks, hence the reason the county Parks and Recreation Department targeted this community park for upgrades.
Installation of turf fields will allow for fewer closures, an annual savings of 23 million gallons of water and almost $150,000 saved in operations and maintenance. Jason Hemmens, Chief of Development for the county’s Parks and Recreation Department predicts the 4S Ranch project to be completed in late summer or early fall. All 4S Ranch Park North fields, which include four multi-use spaces used for soccer, baseball and football, are slated to be renovated with the turf fields. The remaining fields will be completed in the future if additional funding is obtained.
A $650,000 grant is instrumental in making this facelift come to fruition. This $2.15 million project is being financed through two sources – $1.5 million from the community’s two special parks assessment districts and the $650,000 grant which will be coming in the form of donated supplies and equipment. The County and all constituents involved with local sports teams are currently making final design plans.