Turf Maintenance Schedule

maintenance philosophy

Part of keeping the fields and playing surfaces looking their best involves short-term closures to re-sod and repair fields from heavy use, and to aerate the soil to promote healthy turf. Some fields are also closed for overseeding in the fall.

In developing the schedule, ACC staff and BrightView consider seasonal turf maintenance needs, weather conditions and the timing of sports in an effort to keep field closures to a minimal. However, due to the growth of sports programs and the high demand for field space, some inconveniences are unavoidable in order to maintain high-quality fields. The ACC thanks all sports organizations and participants for their cooperation. All dates subject to change. Special events in Community Park will limit field use. 

2018 dates

First Quarter

Community Park Soccer Fields will be closed Jan. 29-Feb. 9 for sodding.

Second Quarter

Softball Field 1 will be closed May 21-22 for aeration.
Softball Field 2 will be closed May 23-24 for aeration.
Softball Field 3 will be closed May 28-29 for aeration.
Softball Field 4 will be closed May 30-31 for aeration.
Coleman Field and Little League 2 will be closed June 4-5-for aeration.
Little League 3 will be closed June 6-7 for aeration.
Soccer Field 2 will be closed June 11-12 for aeration.
Soccer Fields 3 and 4 will be closed June 13-14 for aeration. 
Soccer Field 1 and the Pee Wee Fields will be closed June 18-19 for aeration.
All OWP Fields will be closed June 20-21 for aeration.

Third Quarter

Coleman Field and Little League 2 will be closed July 30-31 for aeration.
Little League 3 will be closed Aug. 1-2 for aeration.
Soccer Field 2 will be closed Aug. 7-8 for aeration and will close Aug. 21 to begin overseeding.
Soccer Fields 3 and 4 will be closed Aug. 8-9 for aeration and will close Aug. 27 to begin overseeding.
Soccer Field 1 and the *Pee Wee Fields will be closed Aug. 13-14 for aeration and will close Aug. 20 to begin overseeding.
Softball Field 1 will be closed Aug. 15-16 for aeration.
Softball Field 2 will be closed Aug. 20-21 for aeration.
Softball Field 3 will be closed Aug. 22-23 for aeration.
Softball Field 4 will be closed Aug. 27-28 for aeration.
Soccer Fields 1, 3 and 4 and the Pee Wee Field* will be closed beginning Aug. 20-Oct. 5 for overseeding.
Little League Common Areas and Soccer Field 2 
will be closed Aug. 27-Oct. 12 for overseeding.
All OWP Fields will be closed Aug. 2-3 for aeration.

Fourth Quarter

Little League Common Areas will be closed Aug. 27 through Oct. 12 for overseeding. 
Soccer Fields and Pee Wee Fields* will be closed Aug. 20 through Oct. 5 for overseeding.
Hastings Field (at Liberty Bell Park) will be closed Oct. 12 through Nov. 24 for overseeding.
Common Areas (not the fields/amenities themselves) will be closed for overseeding at various times throughout the fall.
Sept. 3-Oct. 5: Community Park and Liberty Bell Park
Sept. 10-Oct. 12: Community Center
Sept. 17-Oct. 26: Common areas, including Parkside Neighborhood Parks
Sept. 24-Nov. 2: Civic Building and Paseo

*Maintenance plan for the Pee Wee Fields near the Community Center will be adjusted to accommodate the construction of permanent pickleball courts during the last two quarters of 2018; dates tentative and subject to change pending Board decisions. View the Facilities Master Plan.

Closures by Field

Coleman Field and
Little League Field 2
Little League
Field 3
Soccer Field 1 Soccer Field 2 Soccer Fields 3-4 Pee Wee Fields* Softball Field 1 Softball Field 2 Softball Field 3 Softball Field 4 Opportunity Way
Park Fields
June 4-5
aeration
June 6-7
aeration

Jan. 29-Feb. 9
sodding

Jan. 29-Feb. 9
sodding

Jan. 29-Feb. 9
sodding (#4)

June 18-19
aeration
May 21-22
aeration
May 23-24
aeration
May 28-29
aeration
May 30-31
aeration
June 20-21
aeration
July 30-31
aeration

Aug. 1-2
aeration

June 18-19
aeration
June 11-12
aeration
June 13-14
aeration
Aug. 13-14
aeration
Aug. 15-16
aeration
Aug. 20-21
aeration
Aug. 22-23
aeration
Aug. 27-28
aeration
Aug. 2-3
aeration
    Aug. 13-14
aeration
Aug. 8-9
aeration
Aug. 8-9
aeration
Aug. 20-
Oct. 5
overseeding
         
    Aug. 20-
Oct. 5
overseeding
Aug. 27-Oct. 12
overseeding
Aug. 20-
Oct. 5 overseeding