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Makeover of Marysville athletic complex will mean less mud

Makeover of Marysville athletic complex will mean less mud

MARYSVILLE — The Strawberry Fields Athletic Advanced is receiving an enhance.

A $1.7 million task will include conversion of just one of three soccer fields to artificial turf, new bleachers and playground products, and trail advancements to the off-leash doggy park.

The city of Marysville opened the 72-acre sports facility in 2005. The turf enhance will increase the actively playing seasons and let teams to play in wet temperature, according to a news release.

“The turf will allow men and women to perform a lot more frequently because the turf will not get muddy,” reported Connie Mennie, metropolis of Marysville spokesperson.

She explained the intricate is one particular of the only big recreational facilities in north Snohomish County, and teams arrive from all about to engage in.

The Snohomish County Council unanimously voted past thirty day period to kick in $1 million for the artificial turf conversion at Strawberry Fields.

“Park enhancements like this are important to supporting youth athletics applications,” County Council member Nate Nehring mentioned in the information release.

Amazon has donated $140,000 to the undertaking as it builds a fulfillment middle close by, in adjoining Arlington.

The town of Marysville will fork out for the remainder of the venture.

Mennie explained the metropolis cannot convert all a few soccer fields to synthetic turf at when due to the superior charge.

The metropolis is commencing design and style and growth for the project, and hopes to start design this year. Owing to the restricted amount of artificial turf contractors, the challenge may possibly get pushed to up coming yr, Mennie mentioned.

“If we get fortunate, it could be finished this yr,” she explained.

Jacqueline Allison: 425-339-3434 [email protected]. Twitter: @jacq_allison.