Many towns across the country are converting their natural grass fields to artificial turf. Following this trend, Oak Park has four artificial turf fields. Two new artificial fields are being added to the middle schools this summer and an additional proposed artificial surface is up for consideration at Barrie Park. That could be seven fields total by the end of 2016. This doesn’t include the many new artificial playground areas that have been added to Scoville Park and the elementary schools.
But is this the wisest choice? The Park District is holding a meeting this Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Barrie Center to get community input about the Barrie Park renovation. Please consider attending.