(TAHOE VISTA, California) – The North Tahoe Public Utility District (NTPUD) has completed a significant upgrade to “Field #4” at the North Tahoe Regional Park in Tahoe Vista, California. The local field, formerly used for soccer only, now features the industry’s leading-edge synthetic turf and has been expanded to accommodate several new youth sports and activities.
“The installation of this new Legion NXT turf system in our North Tahoe Regional Park significantly enhances the recreational offerings we can provide to our community,” said NTPUD Administrative Manager, Loren R. Holt. “This new field improves our ability to provide a year-round playing surface for our area youth sports organizations, as well as providing a safe surface for recreational use.”
The NTPUD installed a total of 112,000 square feet Legion Pro 2.0 synthetic turf. Legion is a combination of high-performance monofilament fibers and a durable slit film fiber. The slit film fiber is a workhorse which will handle the workload, while the monofilament provides a more resilient surface that enhances performance characteristics. Legion Pro uses Bolt, a premium lightning bolt shaped monofilament fiber. Legion Pro also features optimized face weight for performance and infill flyout control.
In addition to a major transformation in synthetic turf technology, the field was also expanded in size from 72,000 square feet to 112,000 square feet. It is now a full-size NCAA/NAIA sanctioned field and can accommodate early season practice for high-school baseball and softball, as well as outdoor recreation for area youth.
“We chose to work with Shaw Sports Turf because of their impeccable reputation throughout the sports industry and the incredible quality of their products,” added Holt. “Working with Matt Cohen and the Shaw Sports Team has been a wonderful experience. Their attention to detail and deadlines ensured that our construction teams had everything they needed and could finish the project on time.”
Installation of the Legion NXT synthetic turf field at the North Tahoe Regional Park was completed in August and the NTPUD has a grand re-opening event scheduled for Friday, September 17, 2021.
The project was funded through the NTPUD’s ongoing Capital Improvement Program, the Placer County Park Dedication Fee Program, and the State of California’s Proposition 68 Per Capita Grant Program. The Placer County Board of Supervisors awarded $825,000 in Park Dedication Fee funding support for the project earlier this year, which is being matched by the NTPUD. The State of California’s Proposition 68 Per Capita Grant Program provided an additional $177,952 in funding.
“I'm ecstatic Shaw Sports Turf could be involved with the North Tahoe Public Utility District. It was great to work with the district’s engineering and operations team to make the project happen. This will be something the North Lake Tahoe community can be proud of for years to come,” said Shaw Sports Turf, Territory Manager, Matthew Cohen.
The North Tahoe Public Utility District provides sewer and water service to the residents of Kings Beach, Tahoe Vista, Carnelian Bay, Cedar Flat, and Agate Bay. The North Tahoe Regional Park, Tahoe Vista Recreation Area and Boat Launch, and North Tahoe Event Center are owned and operated by the District and provide recreation opportunities to residents and visitors.
About Shaw Sports Turf
A wholly-owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., Shaw Industries is a full flooring provider to the residential and commercial markets. Shaw supplies carpet, hardwood, laminate, resilient, and tile/ stone flooring products, as well as synthetic turf. Shaw Sports Turf is one of the leading synthetic turf companies in North America and has represented quality and innovation for more than two decades with over 1,500 successful installations, including an impressive list of high-profile field installations. For more information please visit www.shawsportsturf.com, call 866-703-4004 or find us on Facebook.