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Ribbon Cutting at Pine Ridge Park to Mark Turf Field, Lighting Improvements

This was sent to us by Fairfax County Park Authority:

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, the Park Authority Board and field users/athletes from across Mason District will gather on Saturday, October 16, 2010 to celebrate the completion of a field conversion and lighting project at Pine Ridge Park.  Ribbon cutting ceremonies will be held at 10 a.m. near field #4 at the 43-acre park located at 3401 Woodburn Road in Annandale, VA.

At the urging of Mason District Supervisor Penelope Gross, the 2008 Park Bond program included a project to convert Pine Ridge Park rectangular field #4 from natural turf to synthetic turf.  This conversion provides a greatly improved playing surface, increased field capacity, ease of maintenance and the ability to utilize the field immediately after inclement weather. This project created one large adult soccer field and two smaller “micro” soccer fields.  Additional bond funding was utilized to install athletic field lighting for six diamond and rectangular fields at the park.  Total project costs were approximately $2.2 million.

“The improvements at Pine Ridge Park are remarkable and will help us meet the ever-growing needs for quality fields,” said Supervisor Penny Gross. “We have seen how popular the fields are at Mason District Park and Bailey’s Elementary School and I am confident that our return on this investment will be just as significant.”

Pine Ridge Park’s master plan was amended in September 2007 to include provisions for the lighting of six of the existing athletic fields.  The park features three rectangular fields, three diamond fields, 159 garden plots and a gravel surfaces parking lot.  Turf conversion was completed by Atlas Track, Inc of Tualatin, Oregon and lighting installation was performed by Beckstrom Electric Co., Inc. of Purcellville, VA.

The public is invited to the approaching ceremony.  For more information please contact the public information office at 703-324-8662.