Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano dedicated two new multi-purpose synthetic turf athletic fields at in Seaford this past Saturday.
The Cedar Creek Athletic complex features two multi-sport synthetic turf fields that are marked for football, soccer and lacrosse games. The are outfitted with football goalposts, portable soccer nets as well as new scoreboards and spectator bleachers for each field. County officials said the synthetic surface that replaces natural grass fields previously on the site will be advantageous since they are less expensive to maintain and drain easier.
“A person will have to look far and wide to find parks that match the caliber of the one we have right here in Nassau County,” Mangano said. “This project is a perfect example of my administration’s commitment to keeping our parks beautiful and ensuring years of memories for all residents and visitors.”
The Cedar Creek Athletic Complex also includes new handicapped-accessible pathways that lead from parking areas to the fields and an ADA compliant comfort station located immediately adjacent to the fields. The facility also includes a new gazebo along with newly-irrigated areas for grass, shrubs and trees.
The project was designed by New York City-based Abel, Bainnson and Butz and built by Ridge -based Laser Industries. Construction was managed by Hicksville-based Cameron Engineering and the Nassau County Department of Public Works. The project cost for design and construction was $3.5 million, of which $1 million was funded from the 2006 Environmental Bond Act and the remainder coming from capital funds.