River’s Edge Sports Complex is getting an upgrade; two of the playing fields on Reserve Avenue will soon be replaced with synthetic turf.
The initial phase of the project will not only bring turf to the fields, but also new lights at the park and an upgrade for the old gravel parking lot– making it ADA accessible.
While replacing the current fields with synthetic turf fields will be more costly upfront– it could help save Roanoke money in the long run with maintenance and upkeep. Turf fields will also handle the wear and tear of daily use better, as the playability is 4-to-1 over a regular grass field. That means more athletes in the Roanoke Valley will have the opportunity to play in the park.
The Parks and Recreation Departments says several of the fields were built on top of the old Victory Stadium parking lot– so just a few inches down, there’s pavement. That makes it hard to keep grass growing in the fields.
|Name||River’s Edge Sports Complex|
|Type||Upgrade Of Turf Field|
Source : wsls.com