Artificial Turf Installation At Grand Avenue – Park Lighting Affected

Staff Reports

Chino Hills – Tennis court lighting and walkway lighting at Grand Avenue Park will be off from Monday, June 18 to Monday, July 9 during electrical work that is required for the installation of artificial turf. Lighting on the basketball courts and hockey rink is not affected. Trails adjacent to the park will be gated at dusk due to the reduced lighting.

The $2.4 million project will mean less down time for maintenance, and more playing time on the fields. The turf is provided and installed by FieldTurf USA, Inc. It comes with a 10-year warranty. According to City staff, the product has a patented drainage and layered sub-system with an enhanced volume of infill which has been proven to reduce the potential for injuries.

The turf’s new and improved blades of grass have earned the industry’s highest quality certification rating issued by the nationally accredited testing
firm, LaboSports. “Players will appreciate the new “Cool Play” infill, which is the top layer of infill that holds the blades of grass in place,” said Jonathan Marshall, Community Services Director. “It reduces surface temperatures by over 30 degrees.”
Work is progressing quickly with the goal to be ready for soccer season.