Track and Stadium CLOSED during Turf Replacement

The Stadium and Track are CLOSED during the Turf Replacement project.

Safety is necessary both in our buildings as well as on our grounds. In 2009, Kenston joined the growing number of local schools replacing their grass football field with artificial turf.  The installation of a synthetic turf field increased the ability for multiple sports (football, lacrosse and soccer), grade levels, community activities and youth sports to use the field. Over time, sunlight degrades the turf’s fibers and the surface gets harder, making athletes more susceptible to injury.

At the April 2018, Board of Education meeting, the Board voted 5-0 to authorize the request for quotes from qualified vendors through a purchasing cooperative for replacement of the turf field and to issue a letter of intent to proceed this summer.

Knowing that the turf would need to be replaced in 8-10 years, donations and sponsorships including funds from Kenston Community Education (KCE) were earmarked for this purpose to be used along with budgeted district funds and financing.