Local San Marcos Businesses, Associations and Project EverGreen Join Forces to Deliver More Than $22,000 in Playing Surface Improvements and Create A Greener, Healthier, Cooler Earth
Saturday, December 2, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (rain or shine). Media can film b-roll of renovation work being performed and conduct interviews with participating donors and Project EverGreen staff. From Noon – 1:00 p.m. there will be a donor recognition ceremony, honoring Hunter Industries, participating landscape contractors and suppliers, and the City of San Marcos Parks & Recreation Department. Boxed lunches will be available for media and volunteers.
William Bradley Park, 1587 Linda Vista Dr, San Marcos, CA 92078
The playing surface of William Bradley Park’s Field # 3 has become uneven due to the settling of decomposing organic matter (the park was built on a former landfill in the 1960s). Field # 3 receives significant year around usage – an estimated 4,000 youth use the multi-sport field annually for baseball, softball, soccer and lacrosse – and is in immediate need of attention.
Project EverGreen, with a Hunter Industries community service grant and Hunter Helping Others employees, along with the Southern California Sports Turf Managers Association, and local landscape contractors and suppliers – all volunteers, have come together to donate time, expertise and supplies – with an estimated value exceeding $22,000 – to make this improvement in the City of San Marcos a reality.
Renovation Project Facts & Community Benefits
The renovation of William Bradley Park Field # 3 encompasses a variety of elements and tasks that will not only revitalize the park’s green spaces but also provide a sustainable platform for future generations to enjoy and maintain the facility. Work scheduled to be completed includes:
- Grass aeration
- Weed control
- Add nutrients to improve grass health
- Cut field turfgrass edges, install new sod to improve player safety
- Field laser level grading
- Install Infield clay soil mix
- Install outfield warning track mix
- Outfield top dress sand to fill in uneven areas
- Field and shrub beds Irrigation repair and re-alignment
- New trees and shrubs bed planting
- Mulching plant beds
- Repair and paint ballfield dugouts, benches, fences, and backstop