It started with a vision of Greenwood Park, Henrico County, Va. becoming a sports complex so outstanding that it would attract athletic teams from all over the county as well as accommodate local schools. Voters overwhelmingly approved plans and were assured that their health and safety would be the fundamental factor when choosing what products to utilize.
Due diligence began with research in order to select those products that would create the safest synthetic turf system for the athletic destination that would be Greenwood Park. It did not take long for a decisions to be made. Greenplay’s Corkonut® was chosen as the organic turf infill along with Brock’s PowerBase YSR pad to keep field surface temperatures low and to protect athletes from concussions and other sports related injuries.
Greenplay’s Corkonut® is a proven blend of coconut fiber and cork that better integrates with the natural environment. It is successfully installed in well over 50 fields across the nation including these four new state-of-the-art synthetic turf fields now open at Greenwood Park.
The Ultimate Cup soccer tournament was held on the opening weekend of February 24th and for some, it was a first-time amazing experience playing on a field with Corkonut. “The response to the Corkonut® infill at Greenwood Park has been nothing but positive. I spoke with a family on opening day after an elite-level soccer game, and the parents were thrilled. ‘Our daughter is a keeper and she didn’t get torn up.’ That’s why Henrico chose to go organic . . . player safety.” -Dawn Miller, Tourism Supervisor of Henrico County Division of Recreation and Parks.
The vision Henrico County had for their community has become a successful reality as athletes and families from near and far are enjoying the safest state-of-the-art synthetic turf fields. It won’t be long before the local high schools each get their own new field installed with Greenplay’s Corkonut turf infill. Stay tuned.