The Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex Utilizes AstroTurf to Complete a 40-Acre Park
RIDGEFIELD, Wash. — For residents of a part of the Pacific Northwest, the great outdoors
became even greater last fall. That’s when an enormous sports complex opened in Ridgefield,
Wash., featuring fields by AstroTurf, the leader in the synthetic turf industry.
The Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex is a 40-acre park with six AstroTurf fields that
contain a RootZone product. There is nearly 14 acres of turf onsite. The project is a partnership
with the Ridgefield School District and shares a site with the new Sunset Ridge Intermediated
School and View Ridge Middle School. Ridgefield, located in southern Washington, is about 25
miles north of Portland, Ore. The suburb of Portland and Vancouver, Wash., has experienced a
population surge that highlighted the need for a recreation complex. City officials expect the
complex will draw residents from the surrounding area and will also be a hub for regional sports
“We selected the AstroTurf RootZone product after an extensive turf selection process and
touring several facilities,” said Bryan Kast, city of Ridgefield Public Works director. “We were
impressed by the RootZone’s ability to reduce infill spray and migration, which gives a better
and safer play experience.”
The RootZone 3D3 Blend is a premium product that combines slit film and monofilament fibers
for optimum durability and structural integrity. It is highlighted by AstroTurf’s patented RootZone
sub-layer, a texturized fiber that stabilizes infill and improves shock absorbency. The RootZone
3D3 Blended Fiber system is 60 ounces of fiber and has a 10-year warranty backed by annual
AstroTurf maintenance plan. The Trionic fibers blend PE and nylon into an ultra-durable fiber
that wears up to 50 percent better. This turf system will provide exceptional force reduction to
reduce incidence of concussions and cleat interaction that better replicates well-maintained
natural grass playing fields to reduce incidence of injuries to lower extremities.
The complex supports baseball, football, lacrosse, soccer and softball. The fields at the north end of the complex are in a baseball stadium capable of holding more than 2,000 spectators.There is also a premier soccer field that does not have permanent lines for other sports. The other fields are multi-purpose and are lined for other sports. There is a track encircling the football field along with trails snaking throughout the complex. A community center,
amphitheater and picnic tables round out the project.
After touring fields in Portland, Ridgefield city officials were convinced AstroTurf was the perfect product for the project due to its track record of durability, performance and safety standards. Their procurement of the brand new fields was made possible by AstroTurf’s association with OMNIA Partners. OMNIA Partners, Public Sector is the nation’s largest and most experienced cooperative purchasing organization dedicated to public sector procurement. Their immense purchasing power and world-class suppliers have produced a comprehensive portfolio of cooperative contracts and partnerships, making OMNIA Partners the most valued and trusted resource for organizations nationwide.
For athletes and sport enthusiasts, AstroTurf® has redefined the way the game is played. The brand offers advanced, state-of-the-art, multi-sport and specialized synthetic turf systems with proprietary engineered technologies. A growing number of high schools, colleges, professional sports teams and municipalities continue to select AstroTurf-branded products for their premium quality, technical superiority, and safety. To learn more, visit AstroTurf’s newly redesigned website at www.astroturf.com.