The Town of Oyster Bay is upgrading the baseball field at Marino Park in Oyster Bay with a complete inner-field replacement. The ballfield, currently natural turf, will undergo construction this winter to remove and replace the entire infield with synthetic turf.
“Marino Park serves as home to so many young athletes, and that’s why the Town Board and I are making these field upgrades a top priority,” said Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino. “To enhance the playing experience for our little leaguers and athletes, we are replacing the natural grass infield with synthetic turf. These improvements are being made in a cost-conscious manner while ensuring the fields are ready for the spring season.”
Replacing the infields with artificial turf will provide for extended play opportunities for athletes using Marino Park. Additionally, turf fields are less expensive than the long-term cost of maintaining a natural grass and dirt surface. Turf fields also provide the potential for fewer cancellations as the field is able to absorb rain storms in a manner that is not possible on a dirt infield.
“So many young athletes utilize Marino Park and this facility has gotten great use by the community,” said Town Clerk Richard LaMarca. “With such significant use, it can become more challenging to keep fields in top condition and difficult to manage schedules when weather makes the infield unplayable. These improvements will beautify this park while improving safety for the players.”
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