The Cleveland Community Field Project is working to restore and enhance Cleveland High School’s existing outdoor athletic facilities located at SE 31st & Powell. Three Phases complete, only one to go!
Why did we need to upgrade the existing facilities?
Synthetic turf and a polyurethane track reducse maintenance costs. Annual maintenance costs of a grass field can be $20,000-$50,000, compared with closer to $1,000 a year for synthetic turf.
The facility will accommodate the growing demand for fields by schools, community youth and adult soccer, Frisbee, PAL football and lacrosse leagues. The Oregonian recently compared Sam Barlow High School’s grass field to Gresham High’s synthetic turf field. It found that Barlow typically holds around 50 events a year, while Gresham was able to host nearly 2000 events, practices and games a year.
Incur Fewer Injuries
Synthetic fields and polyurethane tracks reduce injuries. Studies have shown that athletes sustain fewer injuries on synthetic turf fields than they do on grass.
The Cleveland Community Field Project benefits the environment by reducing water use, eliminating fertilizer run off, and disconnecting from the city storm sewer. Other ecological features will include bioswales and solar panels.
Major upgrades such as the Lincoln High School renovation and the Cleveland Community Field Project enable the Portland Interscholastic League to compete with new and improved sports facilities emerging throughout the state. Our young athletes deserve the same high quality facilities that are currently available to many of their competitors in other communities.