4 synthetic turf fields open in Northeast Metropolitan Park in Pflugerville

The new synthetic turf athletic fields opened May 8. (Courtesy Travis County)
The new synthetic turf athletic fields opened May 8. (Courtesy Travis County)

The new synthetic turf athletic fields opened May 8. (Courtesy Travis County)

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A ribbon cutting for the new synthetic turf athletic fields was held May 8. (Courtesy Travis County)
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The turf and infill mix of the synthetic fields allows them to be playable after 20 minutes of heavy rain. (Courtesy Travis County)
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The project includes a natural grass practice field and LED lighting. (Courtesy Travis County)

Four new synthetic turf athletic fields opened May 8 at Northeast Metropolitan Park in Pflugerville.

The project, funded by the 2017 voter-approved general obligation bond authority, includes a natural grass practice field and LED lighting. The general obligation bond totaled $184.94 million with $91.5 million allocated for parks and conservation easements, said Hector Nieto Travis County Commissioners Court public information officer. The overall budget for the project was $8.33 million.



The turf and infill mix on the synthetic fields help reduce temperatures on the fields and improve drainage, allowing fields to be playable after 20 minutes of heavy rain, according to a news release.

Reservations are required to use the fields. On the weekends rates are $40 an hour per field for groups and $35 an hour per field for nonprofit youth groups. Natural grass fields are $15 an hour per field for groups and $10 an hour per field for nonprofit youth groups.

Northeast Metropolitan Park features a skate park, multiuse fields, BMX race tracks, a splash pad, and picnic shelters along with a 2-mile trail for biking and jogging.


By Megan Cardona
Megan is the Hutto reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's Round Rock and Pflugerville/Hutto editions. She worked at UT-Arlington's student newspaper, The Shorthorn, for two years before joining Community Impact.


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