Many communities are facing a tough decision - do they install artificial turf on municipal and school fields?
There are several cited benefits to this option, including less maintenance, more accessibility, and a softer surface than other artificial options. However, there are many disadvantages to that decision as well, including health issues related to chemicals contained in the infill and increased temperatures both at the field and the affected community.
TURI has compiled a variety of resources to help provide towns with up-to-date information on the technical and political issues, as well as about what other communities are choosing to do. We hope you find this resource helpful and welcome any additional information or questions you may have.
Please feel free to email TURI Community Program Manager Joy Onasch or call her at 978-934-4343.
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