Delta park’s new look will include artificial turf

DELTA – Dugald Morrison Park is about to get a new look with a long awaited artificial turf playing field.

 

A contractor is nearing completion of the project at the Ladner park and the installation of the artificial turf was scheduled to begin Wednesday.

 

If everything continues to go smoothly, the newly upgraded field across the street from Delta Hospital will have its grand opening in early September, according to parks and

 

recreation director Ken Kuntz.

 

The field is part of the Ladner Sports Field Enhancement Project, which includes a new baseball diamond that opened this spring at Cromie Park and a baseball diamond project that’s underway at Hawthorne Park.

 

The Dugald Morrison Park upgrade includes an older baseball diamond being converted to a synthetic turf field and sized to accommodate soccer, field hockey, field lacrosse and softball. The

 

parking lot will also be reconfigured.

 

The project includes a field house, which is partially funded by sport user groups. It will include washroom facilities and a meeting room.

 

The three enhancement projects total about $5.7 million with the Dugald Morrison project approximately $3.5 million of that amount. The field house alone will cost around $700,000.

 

Sandor Gyarmati

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