Lakelands Park

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 18, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg Summer Camps Openings

Parents take note: there are still a few openings in some city of Gaithersburg camps. Offered for elementary and middle school participants at several locations throughout the city, these camps offer an action-packed summer with sports, team challenges, games, special events, arts and crafts, field trips, swimming and more. Designed for children between the ages […]

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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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