- Artificial Turf for Hunters Point Park? [✜]
The Daily News isn't exactly clear about what the turf would cover (is it a "green" or a playing?) and how much there would be (an "egg-shaped green" or the 11-acre park?). But if this anything other than an athletic field, the "Parks" Department should be embarrassed.
Parks should also own up to the fact that artificial turn does not have the life-span they claim. Under normal use and with regular (weekly) maintenance, an artificial turf field can last ten or twenty years. Under constant use and with infrequent maintenance, a turf field will last about four years (I'm looking at you, McCarren Park).