Creasey Park’s new artificial turf pitch in Dunstable is ready for action
Creasey Park Community Football Center has opened a new full-size artificial turf (ATP) field after investing £ 1.1m from the Housing Infrastructure Fund. The installation was initiated and managed by Central Bedfordshire Council in collaboration with Dunstable Town Council.
The new playing field was built primarily for activities such as soccer and hockey. It is also in the process of becoming fully accredited by FIFA (Federation of International Football Association) and FIH (International Hockey Federation). The new playing field is the latest third generation design and features a new intelligent play system as well as environmental improvements like LED headlights.
The pitch complements Creasey Park’s existing facilities, which include a licensed clubhouse, another full-size artificial turf pitch, stadium grass pitch and seven turf pitches for teenagers to adults, and a state-of-the-art irrigation system, including automated and pop-up sprinklers.
The new playing field at Creasey Park
Cllr Tracey Stock, CBC’s Executive Member for Health, Wellbeing and Communities, said, “It is fantastic to see the ongoing developments at Creasey Park. The investments made here ensure that the entire community has a first-class sports facility. I’m sure this will be a great incentive to encourage outdoor activities as we all emerge from the effects of COVID-19. “
Cllr Liz Jones, Chair of Dunstable City Council’s Soil and Environmental Services Committee, added: “I am delighted that both Central Bedfordshire Council and City Council are continuously investing in Creasey Park. Creasey Park is a fantastic facility for our community and larger football teams. This new playing field gives teams more opportunities to come together. “