Project EverGreen and partners revitalize California park

December 20, 2017 -  By
Project EverGreen

Project EverGreen and partners revitalize California park.

Project EverGreen and Hunter Industries—along with the Southern California Sports Turf Managers Association and other local landscape contractors and suppliers—joined forces to revitalize parts of William Bradley Park in San Marcos, Calif.

The playing surface of the park’s Field #3 had become uneven due to the settling of decomposing organic matter—the park was built on a former landfill in the 1960s and was in need of immediate attention.

That section of William Bradley Park is used year-round by an estimated 4,000 youth baseball, softball and soccer athletes.

“Projects like this are important to Hunter because we are committed to giving back to the communities where we work, live and play,” said Gene Smith, vice president of marketing for Hunter Industries. “We want to create spaces where kids can come out and learn an athletic skill, be outside for the good of their health and enjoyment.”

The project, which was valued at more than $31,000 in donated time and materials, included the use of biological materials instead of an area of open dirt or hardscape.

The renovation involved the following:

  • Grass aeration;
  • Weed control;
  • Nutrients to improve grass health;
  • Field laser-level grading;
  • Installation of new sod, infield clay soil mix and outfield warning track mix;
  • Outfield top dress sand for uneven areas;
  • Irrigation repair and realignment for field and shrub beds;
  • Planting of new trees and shrubs bed;
  • Mulching of plant beds;
  • Repairing and painting ballfield dugouts, benches, fences and backstop; and
  • Reseeding.

“The young athletes and San Marcos residents are the real winners from this project,” said Cindy Code, executive director of Project EverGreen. “The renovated field now provides a safer playing surface for participants, and the enhanced public areas deliver a healthy dose of green benefits to the community.”

Click here for a complete list of project contributors.

Photo: Project EverGreen

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