Novato Council to Review Hill Road Recreation Plan
The suggested first phase of work includes four pickleball courts, expanded parking with a lot along Hill Road and a synthetic turf field with spectator seating. All components would be accessible to the disabled.
The plan also calls for a half-mile lighted path.
Additional project phases would include the installation of bocce courts, playground equipment, a second synthetic turf field and more parking.
All fields would be multi-use and open for soccer, lacrosse, baseball and other recreational activities, said Vincent Lattanzio, principal and president of Carducci and Associates, of San Francisco.
With added synthetic turf, the proposal would reduce maintenance costs, officials said. It would also allow for recreational use of fields during winter months, when the city’s natural fields are typically closed to the public, [Novato Park and Recreation Director Pam] Shinault said.
“With synthetic turf, you expand use for three additional months in the winter,” she said. “You can use them when they’re raining. We close natural turf area for three months in the winter. We do that so the fields are not damaged in rain and the grass has a chance to rejuvenate.”
The full article, by Stephanie Weldy of the Marin Independent Journal, posted the article on March 26, 2017, here.