Two at in Seaford will be officially unveiled at a ceremony Saturday.
The festivities dedicating the new fields will begin at noon and feature an opening ceremony followed by a barbecue, entertainment and giveaways. Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano is scheduled to be on hand for the celebration. Special guests to help open the fields will include members of the soccer and lacrosse programs.
"This will give the community of Wantagh and Seaford that has approximately 2,000 soccer and lacrosse players the opportunity to play on first class fields," said Tim Nolan, a board member for the Wantagh/Seaford PAL. "We would like to thank Carnell Foskey and Kat Muessig of the Nassau County Parks Department for working with us and helping us secure the fields for our young athletes."
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 by Nassau County for synthetic turf fields.
Synthetic turf fields, which are also at and , feature artificial grass with a soft surface that requires less maintenance and can be utilized in inclement weather thanks to a drainage system. A synthetic turf project is also planned for and is now in the design stages.