photo Village of Ridgewood Mayor Susan Knudsen

June 17,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, yes we have to admit it ,the new Maple Park Field looks beautiful! The returfed field is ready for play with the newest natural “soil” coconut infill!

As promised in mid May by Councilmen Ramone Hache who said ,according to the vendor, the production and shipping of the new turf is on schedule. In the meantime, crews will be working on the leveling of the sub base and conducting tests to ensure proper drainage. The replacement should be completed by early June.

In September it was recognized by the council the Maple Park turf field is in need of a major update , the Village did apply to Bergen County Open Space funding for the 50/50 matching grant to replace the turf at Maple Field. The Village plans to use Bergen County Open space funds, Village open space funds and money from the capital budget . The decision has been made to replace the 12 year old field due to is heavy use and deteriorated condition.

At the time resident Boyd Loving asked if the Village expected to receive any money from the class action suite filed against the manufacturing over the fields not living up to their expected life span? Village Attorney Matt Rogers explained that there were on going talks with Field Turf to defray costs of a replacement field and will be made public when negotiations are concluded