October 12, 2017
The City of Johns Creek began the process of converting the grass track field at Shakerag Park to synthetic turf. Installation is expected to take 30 days, weather permitting.
Crews began the process of converting the main soccer field and lacrosse field at Newtown Park to synthetic turf in September. (*Update: The lacrosse field at Newtown Park was completed Oct. 21 and the soccer field was completed Oct. 31.)
Synthetic turf field installation is consistent with the recommendations of the Recreation and Parks Strategic Plan. Additionally, the new turf fields at both locations will allow the upcoming sports seasons to occur with minimal disruption and will enable leagues to increase their play time in conditions that would have otherwise been lost to rain.
Field Turf USA, Inc. is the same company contracted by Fulton County Schools for the design and installation of synthetic turf fields used by the school system. The fields at Newtown Park and Shakerag Park will be designed and installed according to the same specifications and regulations used by Fulton County Schools.
According to the agreement approved by the City Council, the cost for installation of the three fields will not exceed $2,004,606. The Parks Bond, approved by voters in November 2016, will fund the project.