Widely-Used Athletic Field to Receive a Makeover
Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and Councilman Anthony Macagnone are pleased to announce that the Town of Oyster Bay will be installing replacement turf at Syosset-Woodbury Community Park, which is expected to be completed for the spring sports season. The Town will be removing and replacing the existing synthetic turf and infill, leaving the existing drainage and stone base in place. The costs associated with installing replacement turf are estimated to be significantly less than the cost of initial construction as infrastructure is already in place.
Supervisor Saladino stated, “The Syosset-Woodbury Community Park Field is extremely popular and has been used steadily over the years by a multitude of sports organizations. The turf has exceeded its useful life and we intend to move quickly with its replacement process to minimize any inconvenience for the community.”
Replacement of worn turf fields are an anticipated expense and necessary to ensure that athletes are playing on the finest and safest surface possible. The field at Syosset-Woodbury Community Park is used nearly every day of the year for lacrosse, soccer, football and baseball teams. The field serves as home to various sports camps and booster clubs that support high school athletics.
“The new field will be made of the latest generation infilled turf system which is more durable and provides a better replication of natural grass. The field will be well-suited for play in all weather conditions, as the turf will not get soggy or muddy,” added Councilman Macagnone.
In addition to the turf replacement, the Town of Oyster Bay will be repairing perimeter fencing, and perform minor site improvements.