Parks Department replaces 15,000 feet of turf
The effort to lay new sod in Wagner Park over the last year has been quite the learning experience for the city of Aspen’s parks department, which recently had to replace about 15,000 square feet of turf to ensure the beloved downtown amenity is green, healthy, and hearty.
The field was initially closed to the public in early August last year while $900,000 in upgrades to its irrigation and drainage systems were installed. Then a new layer of sod was placed in October and the field was cordoned off to allow the turf to grow roots. It was reopened to the public in May, but has since experienced some growing pains.
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