Lakelands Park organic artificial turf

October 29, 2014 | Krista Brick

County Looks at Organic Option For Turf Fields (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Montgomery County officials kicked around a soccer ball on the Lakelands Park organic turf field Wednesday as they kicked around the idea of using organic infill in future turf field projects. The City of Gaithersburg recently opened the field off Main Street, the first organic turf field of its kind in Montgomery County. And now […]

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September 18, 2014 | Krista Brick

Fake Grass at Lakelands Park Looking for Rain

It may be an artificial field but what it needs is some rain. The organic turf field being built at Lakelands Park in Gaithersburg is nearly done, but now Gaithersburg Project Manager Sean Stevens said the synthetic grass could use a little rain. “We need rain to settle in the infill,” he said looking over […]

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August 27, 2014 | Krista Brick

Requests to Use New Lakelands Field Roll In as Turf is Rolled Down

As workers roll out the turf at Lakelands Park, sports teams are rolling out the requests to play on the city’s first organic turf field. But, if you were thinking of getting a sports team on it this fall and you haven’t already reserved it- forget it. The city’s first organic turf  field that doesn’t officially […]

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August 22, 2014 | Krista Brick

County’s First Organic Turf Field Behind Schedule

The first organic turf field in Montgomery County being built at Gaithersburg’s Lakelands Park is weeks behind schedule. The field, to be installed using 100 percent organic coconut fibers, rice husk and cork infill instead of traditional black rubber, was set to be done by Aug. 15. It now looks like it won’t be ready until […]

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July 2, 2014 | Krista Brick

Coconut, Rice and Cork Underfoot at Lakelands Park Field (Video)

Work is underway at Gaithersburg’s Lakelands Park where bulldozers have been ripping up the grass readying the site for  Montgomery County’s first organic artificial turf field. Instead of a black rubber fill, this turf will be installed using 100 percent organic coconut fibers, rice husk and cork. The mix of organic materials absorbs humidity and […]

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