The city of Encinitas will host a ribbon-cutting event for the brand new artificial turf field at Leo Mullen Sports Park, 951 Via Cantebria, on Sept. 16, beginning at 4 p.m.
Leo Mullen Sports Park was built in 1997 with a natural grass surface as part of the Encinitas Town Center development.
In an effort to conserve nearly 2 million gallons of water per year, and to improve playing conditions, the Encinitas City Council in January approved the construction and renovation of the soccer field. The artificial surface features an organic, cork in-fill that is environmentally friendly as well as 20-30 degrees Fahrenheit cooler in temperature than a rubber in-fill field. This new playing surface, while environmentally friendly, will also increase play with little to no down-time and minimal maintenance.
Byrom-Davey Construction and FieldTurf completed the Leo Mullen Sports Park artificial turf project with the assistance of the Metropolitan Water District Turf Rebate Program.
The Sept. 16 re-opening event begins with a demonstration by the Encinitas Soccer League, with the ribbon-cutting set for 4:15 p.m.