FARMINGTON – The Town of Farmington has paid for improved lighting at the San Juan College athletic fields and will be upgrading other athletic fields throughout the city using funds from refinancing bonds.
The city approved bond refinancing last fall to pay off major projects, including the downtown complete streets revitalization project, the completion of the river trail system, and the construction of a new aquatic center to replace the dilapidated pool at Brookside Park. The city also approved the use of $ 300,000 to renovate the sports fields.
New lights for the college’s soccer and softball fields will allow people to use them for an additional 20 hours each week, according to a press release from the city’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department.
“We appreciate the partnership we have with San Juan College regarding athletic fields, which allows us to provide more opportunities to our community,” said Director of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Cory. Styron, in a press release.
The university grounds were the first sports fields to receive the improvements. According to the press release, field renovations, including fencing replacement, grading and turf replacement at the Fairgrounds Soccer Complex, will begin July 1. The Clay and Carpenter baseball fields at Justis Park will be renovated starting August 10. These renovations include leveling.
People can schedule time to use the athletic fields by calling 505-599-1197. The city is prioritizing use for local school teams and youth leagues.