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See the results of a $4.5M renovation project at Plano’s Carpenter Park Athletic Complex

A $4.5 million renovation project installing four new artificial turf playing fields at the Carpenter Park Athletic Complex in Plano is now complete. The fields can host games and practices for sports including football, soccer, lacrosse and rugby, among other activities.

The project was funded through a $15.5 million bond referendum approved by voters in 2017.

Strong interest and wear and tear on the fields led to the renovation project at Carpenter Park, according to a video report produced by the city.

“Over the years, it’s gone from a two-season to basically almost a year-round season…And you just can’t play on a natural turf that much without just wearing it to the nub and worse,” Kevin Murray, assistant parks superintendent, said in the video.

Traffic passes a polling place sign outside a Collin County Early Voting Location at Carpenter Park Recreation Center on Monday, June 29, 2020, in Plano. (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News)

The Carpenter Park project also added new security fencing and an additional trail that makes a loop around the entire park. Two new restroom buildings, additional

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Planned Athletic Field Improvements Approved For Greenwich School

GREENWICH, CT — Greenwich Country Day School announced this week plans to improve the school’s athletics playing fields have been approved by the town’s Planning and Zoning Commission.

In a statement, school officials said the approved renovation for the school’s athletics facility, located on Cardinal Road, includes two NCAA regulation-size turf fields and bleacher seating capable of holding 450 people. (To sign up for Greenwich breaking news alerts and more, click here.)

The first field is a no-infill “Hockey Gold” turf field, specifically designed for field hockey and softball. The second is a multi-sport turf field with natural infill that will be used by the school’s soccer, football and lacrosse teams.

“The 2020-2021 season marks GCDS’s first year in both the Fairchester Athletic Association and [the] New England Preparatory School Athletic Council,” school official said in a statement. “In establishing a high school program, the enhanced athletic fields on Cardinal

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