Posted on November 17, 2023
We are excited to be replacing the artificial turf infields at McCaslin Park Sports Complex. The project began on November 6, after sports events were completed for the season. The artificial turf infields have seen thousands of games since being installed ten years ago. The $540K capital project will provide another ten years of reliable play – no matter the weather. A grant received from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity for tourism attractions will cover $37.6K of the cost. We are planning a Grand Re-Opening of the sports complex for our baseball and softball leagues in the spring of 2024.
Here are photos of the turf replacement process. Days 1 and 2 was removal of the old turf. Days 3 and 4 was the grading of the fields to lay down the turf. Day 5 and beyond is the turf installation, anticipated to be done before Thanksgiving.