City Of Alpharetta: Conversion Of Alpharetta Town Green To Artificial Turf Begins June 1

April 29, 2021, 7:14 a.m.

On June 1, contractors will remove the grass from the Town Green in downtown Alpharetta when the conversion of the popular parking space to artificial turf begins. The area along Main Street in front of Alpharetta City Hall will be closed for up to 30 days while the renovation is complete.

“The Town Green has become one of our favorite parking lots and is used heavily every day when it’s not raining or nearly freezing,” said Morgan Rodgers, Alpharetta’s director of recreation, parks and cultural services. “As much as everyone wanted to keep natural grass there, it’s just not possible that so many people play and walk there almost every day. It’s just ground into mud.”

According to Rodgers, the city has tried a variety of grass types, land enlargements, and other strategies unsuccessfully. “We consulted with numerous experts and even contacted the folks who tend the grass for the Braves in Truist Park and they all advised that the only real solution is if we wanted the town green to be green in spring and summer That is moving to artificial turf, “he said.

Last month, Alpharetta City Council reviewed several artificial turf samples to determine which were most realistic and compatible with the appearance of natural grass in nearby areas. On April 19, you placed an order for the renovation project.

The city admits that the ideal time to close the greens and complete the works is during the winter months, when there is little tendency for people to use outdoor parking spaces but the grass is in poor condition and is now being replaced got to.

“We tend to have a lot of residents vacationing in early June, so we schedule work to suit people who are out of town so that fewer people are affected,” Rodgers said. “If we run into bad weather or other challenges, the project will take up to 30 days to complete, but it could be a lot faster.”

On June 1, contractors will remove the grass from the Town Green in downtown Alpharetta when the conversion of the popular parking space to artificial turf begins. The area along Main Street in front of Alpharetta City Hall will be closed for up to 30 days while the renovation is complete.

“The Town Green has become one of our favorite parking lots and is used heavily every day when it’s not raining or nearly freezing,” said Morgan Rodgers, Alpharetta’s director of recreation, parks and cultural services. “As much as everyone wanted to keep natural grass there, it’s just not possible that so many people play and walk there almost every day. It’s just ground into mud.”

According to Rodgers, the city has tried a variety of grass types, land enlargements, and other strategies unsuccessfully. “We consulted with numerous experts and even contacted the folks who tend the grass for the Braves in Truist Park and they all advised that the only real solution is if we wanted the town green to be green in spring and summer That is moving to artificial turf, “he said.

Last month, Alpharetta City Council reviewed several artificial turf samples to determine which were most realistic and compatible with the appearance of natural grass in nearby areas. On April 19, you placed an order for the renovation project.

The city admits that the ideal time to close the greens and complete the works is during the winter months, when there is little tendency for people to use outdoor parking spaces but the grass is in poor condition and is now being replaced got to.

“We tend to have a lot of residents vacationing in early June, so we schedule work to suit people who are out of town so that fewer people are affected,” Rodgers said. “If we run into bad weather or other challenges, the project will take up to 30 days to complete, but it could be a lot faster.”

This press release was prepared by the city of Alpharetta. The views expressed here are the author’s own.

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