Construction is nearly complete on two new synthetic turf athletic fields that Nassau County is planning to open at in Seaford.
Nassau County Department of Public Works Spokesman Michael Martino said funding for the Cedar Creek turf field project came from the 2006 Environmental Bond Act approved by voters. It was supplemented with a capital project for synthetic turf fields.
“These fields will be a tremendous benefit to the county,” Martino said. “They will generate revenue, decrease labor for maintenance, reduce liability against the county since the fields will be safer for users and more sanitary as geese will not congregate on a synthetic field and graze as they do on natural grass.”
Martino said there is no estimated date for when the new Cedar Creek turf fields may be available for use. The fields will be fitted to accommodate football, lacrosse and soccer and be used by athletic leagues and teams in the area for games and practices. Other Synthetic turf fields in the area are at and .
“Synthetic fields require less maintenance costs and generate revenue for the county due to rental demand for their use,” said Brian Nevin, a spokesman for Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano. “These fields can remain open year-round and even in bad weather."
A synthetic turf field project is also planned by the county for . Martino said the Wantagh Park turf project is still in the design stages and there is no timetable for construction due to funding issues.