With a running track and sports field, the park is frequently used by students from the adjacent Point Grey Secondary School. The open space of Kerrisdale Park is home to Vancouver’s third artificial turf field due for completion in late fall 2005.
Point Grey/Kerrisdale Artificial Turf Playing Field
Opened in June 2006 this 10,000 square meter, monofilament polyethylene fiber surface is in-filled with recycled crumb rubber to provide better shock absorbency. It is 6 mm in height, mimics grass and is the latest advancement in artificial turf. The field also sports four state-of-the-art lighting masts making play possible after dark minimizing glare and light spillage to the surrounding area. The field is designed to accommodate soccer, field hockey, rugby and ultimate, rain or shine.
Cost for the new field was $1.9 million.
The new artificial turf field, which has 5 times more capacity than natural turf, will be shared between the school’s weekday usage and Park Board field bookings for evening and weekend games and days during the summer months.