Like many of our neighbouring Vancouver Island communities, Campbell River now has an artificial turf all-weather playing surface.
The Robron Park all-weather field is complete and ready for team challenges. Youth soccer, masters soccer, youth rugby, women’s soccer, field lacrosse and football are already using the field for practice and league play, and times are still available for booking.
“While we work on formalizing the fee structure for the new field, we encourage teams to try it out,” said Lynn Wark, the City’s recreation and culture manager.
In the first three months of 2016, from January to March, leagues will pay their regular fees, and others wanting to try the field will pay only $29 per event/game. The field is open from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., and in our climate, it provides a consistent playing surface year-round.
“This new field opens up opportunities, with an increased potential for sports groups to host tournaments, and bring more visitors to our community, which supports the local economy,” Wark adds.
The first tournament scheduled to take place on the Robron Park all-weather field will be hosted by the Campbell River Youth Soccer Association in March. During the tournament, the all-weather field official opening will take place. The latest generation of synthetic turf, installed at Robron Park, is a grass-like ground cover. On athletic fields, it provides a reliable year-round, all-weather playing surface built to withstand extended use and wet weather. Added benefits of all-weather fields include lower-maintenance, a weed-free surface, and a grass-like appearance without watering or fertilizer.
To book the field, call the Sportsplex at 250-923-7911.