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Wavering Park converts dirt field to turf

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The field is being converted from dirt to turf. The field is being converted from dirt to turf.
Construction is underway now and is scheduled to be finished in early November. Construction is underway now and is scheduled to be finished in early November.
Right now, crews are digging out dirt and getting ready to do drainage work. Right now, crews are digging out dirt and getting ready to do drainage work.
The project is being funded by a donation from Avenue of Lights and the recreation reserve fund. The project is being funded by a donation from Avenue of Lights and the recreation reserve fund.
Officials said the turf will prevent rain cancellations. Officials said the turf will prevent rain cancellations.
QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

Construction crews are converting another ball field at Quincy's Wavering Park off North 36th Street.

Instead of dirt, the field will become turf. Crews were digging out dirt, laying the rock base and preparing for drainage on Wednesday. Then park district officials say they'll gradually install turf and rubber.

The project is scheduled to finish in early November, depending on the weather.  

"It just helps for us to play," Quincy Park District Director of Program Services Mike Bruns said. "You don't have rain-outs and it's a very nice surface for everybody to play on and do that. Like I said, it alleviates rain outs, lets us maybe have some tournaments on the weekends, where we'll have two turf fields to go by."

The project is funded by the recreation reserve fund, along with a $150,000 donation from Avenue of Lights. This is the second field to be converted into turf and Bruns said the park district plans to convert a third field to turf in the next two years.


 

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