After having fully replaced two athletic fields at Field of Dreams in Massapequa in 2022, Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and Councilman Steve Labriola announce plans to upgrade the final field at this venue with synthetic turf later this year. Replacement of the worn-out turf will improve the playing surface for lacrosse and flag football athletes and also improve overall safety for athletes.
“These upgrades are helping to protect local athletes and children who use these fields,” said Supervisor Saladino. “Synthetic fields improve the look of our community, help alleviate the high costs associated with maintaining grass fields, and increase play time for athletes as weather has limited impact on the fields.”
Councilman Labriola added, “We are replacing worn-out athletic fields with new turf while improving safety for players and getting the best value on materials for our taxpayers. These field upgrades also bring a level of beautification to our community and help keep the Town of Oyster Bay a beautiful place to live, work and play.”
Synthetic turf fields have an approximate useful life of 8-10 years, depending on use, and are less expensive than the long-term cost of maintaining natural grass and a dirt surface. Synthetic fields also provide the potential for fewer cancellations of games due to inclement weather, as the field is able to absorb rain storms in a manner that is not possible on a dirt infield.
For more information about Town parks, contact the Town’s Parks Department at (516) 797-4128 or visit www.oysterbaytown.com/departments/parks.