To make reservations or for questions related to the use and availability of the field, please contact Assistant Recreation Director Barry Foley at (603) 427-1548.
The Athletic Field that opened June 9, 2021, is a new 360-foot x 225-foot multi-purpose, synthetic turf playing field which fulfills several of the planning objectives outlined in the City’s 2010 Comprehensive Recreational Needs Study and the 2016 update to that study, along with an innovative regional storm water treatment system, consisting of two types of systems to treat the storm water runoff originating from the West Road industrial area and improve the water quality of drainage to Sagamore Creek.
The City has selected synthetic turf for its playability, safety, and the ability to allow continuous play despite weather conditions. This surface offers extended seasonal use, with less impact from late fall and spring weather that delays natural turf recovery and reduces playing time. For additional safety, the City worked with the project consultants to select a certified PFAS-free artificial turf for the project. The infill for the turf is an organic product made with crushed walnut shells, an environmentally-sound alternative to rubber or plastic infills.