Great news! It has been a busy summer, and we have a few updates for you!
In May and June, the JPA Cities and City Councils voted in favor of the City of Berkeley’s (CoB) artificial turf recommendation at Gilman Fields. More recently, on 7/25, the Berkeley City Council also approved the CoB’s recommendation – the final step!
The new fields will be made of cork infill, dual fiber turf carpet, and shock pad. We feel that this will be a huge improvement over the current crumb rubber infill with no shock pad. The turf replacement will take place from November to February.
We are thrilled with this outcome and we could not have done this without all of your emails, petition signatures and attendance at community meetings with the CoB.
Safe Gilman Turf Coordinators