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Artificial turf for community center field being considered

Interest in turning an athletic field in Redding into an artificial turf surface is being gauged.


During the latest Redding Board of Selectmen meeting, the Parks and Recreation Commissioner said that even though the Redding Athletics Fields Committee was disbanded, there is still interest in converting Redding Community Center Athletic Field #2 to a turf surface. 


A state grant covering about a third of the cost is set ot expire next July.  If private funding could be raised to cover another third of the cost, the Commissioner said Redding could ask residents in a referendum for the balance of the funds needed.  The estimated cost of the project is $900,000 to $1.2 million. 


The Redding Athletics Fields Committee previously set up a 501C3 Account to collect donations and has a small balance. 


The topic will be discussed further at the next Board of Selectmen meeting.

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