Turfing project forges ahead

Photos by Ron Leir Work progresses at Veteran's Memorial Field.
Photos by Ron Leir
Work progresses at Veteran’s Memorial Field.

Kearny is moving ahead with plans to turf Veteran’s Memorial Field along Belgrove Drive. Applied Landscape Technologies of Montville – hired in July at a cost of $1.522 million – has uprooted the field’s natural grass and is raising the elevation of the back side of the expansive athletic complex to even out the playing surface. The contractor will eventually be depositing two layers of stone and a drainage system to capture storm water infiltration before putting down the artificial turf. Among the other improvements will be a new Little League field, new lacrosse field, new fencing, extending the outfield dimensions to 200 feet down the lines and new batting cages. The work is expected to be done by Thanksgiving, officials say.

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