Life-cycle of a Synthetic Turf Field
Picture montage of a synthetic turf field (FieldTurf USA)
( All photos were taken between 2006 and 2016 )
In 2006 -- a neighborhood grass park was replaced with synthetic turf.
It was intended to showcase to the public that synthetic turf was safe, economical, and durable -- and would supposedly be viable for more than 8 years.
Claims that were made regarding the safety of the particles -- turned out not to be truthful.
The loose black particles contained an unregulated mixture of toxic chemicals...
After the redo -- the new field once again began to deteriorate.
Patches were used to cover the gaping, rock filled, holes that were developing.
The synthetic turf continues to deteriorate.
The neighborhood park has become little more than a toxic sandbox for children to roll around and play in.