Leveling the Playing Field
Cynthia Peters, of Phoenix (Arizona) Parks and Recreation, displays a three-gallon plastic jar in her office showing a cross-section of artificial turf, substrata, and field drainage components. Meanwhile, Chris Alger of the Camp Lejeune Marine Corps base keeps a collection of videos of synthetic turf fields in use—as well as a set of small boxes demonstrating the look and feel of various manufacturers’ turf products. Other veterans of turf field projects talk of notebooks stuffed with vendor/product spreadsheets, shelves lined with samples of rubber infill, and tours of college and pro-sports stadiums. Every park and recreation employee tasked with researching and managing an artificial turf field p....
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