Connolly Favors Expansion Of Artificial-Turf Program

From Thursday's Fairfax Extra:

Board of Supervisors Chairman Gerald E. Connolly (D) is asking county park officials to consider using money from bond sales to help finance additional artificial-turf fields throughout Fairfax.

The county recently launched a program that allows Fairfax sports organizations to apply for matching funds of up to $483,000 to develop artificial-turf fields.

At least one field will be built as part of the program this year. However, Connolly said at Monday's board meeting, if the staff can find ways to leverage other existing county resources, additional fields could be built.

Connolly asked that county officials report back to the board with a plan to make park bond funds available for the installation of more artificial-turf fields.

By  |  December 8, 2005; 11:03 AM ET  | Category:  Government , Parks and Recreation
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