The post is in favor of turf fields. I know alot of private money was raised for the Maple Park field.
The BOE and youth Sport Committees as I remember had many conflicts as to who had field rights when the first idea came up about turf fields who would pay for it. Through alot of hard work, many of youth sport organizations were able to raise the money for Maple Park. Once it was up and running and showed its success, RHS teams were wanting to have thier teams play on it. It is an asset to all youth sport teams that can play there day after day with no damage and has reduced injury rate to all players.
But if the BOE wants to now turf some its own fields, one would think you would want to turf fields that have ample parking for all attending, availability to have lights on field that don’t compromise residents that live near by, and a field that is not subject to heavy flooding (look at pic Ridgewood News Dec 19th A6). B.F. Middle, Sommerville, Citizens Park have these availabilties, Not Stevens of RHS. Try to drive down N. Irving and its surronding streets when those fields are in use.