Montgomery Parks invites the public to its Athletic Field Showcase at Wheaton Regional Park’s F. Frank Rubini Athletic Complex, on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Parks’ staff will demonstrate the processes to develop and care for athletic fields including construction, renovation and maintenance. “Athletic fields are one of the most popular amenities in our parks,” Mike Riley, director of Montgomery Parks, said. “We take great pride in providing top notch fields for athletes to play on and enjoy. Through the showcase we will provide a behind-the-scenes look into the work, resources and funding that goes into providing these fields.”
Montgomery Parks staff will cover topics related to baseball field caretaking, such as irrigation, aeration, seeding, nutrient management, as well as maintenance techniques for the infield, outfield, batter’s box and pitcher’s mound. “Montgomery Parks is a leader in athletic field technology at the parks and recreation level across the country. We pride ourselves on using technology for making data-driven decisions. Especially when it comes to resource conservation and being good stewards of the environment,” Cliff Driver, Montgomery Parks athletic field program manager, said.
Attendees must register online and select a complimentary lunch option.