New artificial turf fields unveiled at northern Colorado Springs park
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – Renovation work on three softball fields in Cottonwood Creek Park in northern Colorado Springs is now complete. The city unveiled the new artificial turf fields on Saturday.
The city said the turf was a cost and water saving measure that could save an estimated 2.8 million gallons of water each year. This means that the illuminated sports complex can also be used for other sports, such as football, without affecting the field conditions.
A drone view of the newly surfaced fields. / Courtesy of the City of Colorado Springs
Funding for the project was approved by voters who passed Election Action 2B in 2019. With this move, the city was able to withhold revenue of $ 7 million as of 2018. These funds are used exclusively for improvement projects in city parks, sports and cultural facilities and on hiking trails.
Before the turf was installed, the crews removed the turf from the ball fields and replanted it near the playground in Palmer Park. This area used to be native grass and dirt.