Life-cycle of a Synthetic Turf Field
Picture montage of a San Francisco synthetic turf field (FieldTurf USA)
( All photos were taken between 2006 and 2016 )
In 2006 -- Garfield a neighborhood grass park in San Francisco was replaced with synthetic turf.
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.