Earlier today, we shared a letter that the Woodland Soccer Club had sent the city, asking that they not close Wallingford Field this season, as it had already been promised and scheduled for practices. Jen just posted this note to the comment section of that article:
This is an email response my husband just got from Richard Conlin:
Thank you for your message about the Wallingford Playfield field restoration work and the upcoming soccer season. I am pleased to report that the Council raised this issue with the Parks Department, and Parks has agreed to postpone the field restoration work until after the soccer season in consideration of the complexities of rescheduling many soccer practice sessions, so the Woodland Soccer Club can proceed with its schedule.
The Parks Department notes that the field at Wallingford Playfield was neither designed nor built as an active sports space, and that it needs repair. The site is wet and the playing conditions are not the best, so they will proceed with the closure of the field after the fall soccer season.
Because of the need to recondition the turf, Parks expects the closure of the field to stretch well into 2010, as the best rebuilding season for turf is the fall into spring time period.
Thanks for bringing this issue to my attention! I am pleased that we were able to work out a speedy resolution!
It’s so nice when the government listens, isn’t it? Thanks for being flexible, Parks Department!