I was surprised to see “The Debate Rages: Are Turf Fields Safe?” in last month’s View.
The article is factually incorrect, as artificial turf isn’t being considered for the Potrero Hill Recreation Center renovation. The $4 million project is funded by the 2012 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Bond. The scope will likely include replacement of natural turf, a dog play area, and other amenities. We’re beginning community outreach on the improvements this month.
Going forward it’s probably best if people reach out to us when writing an article about one of our sites so we can make sure they have the facts correct.
Sarah (Ballard) Madland
Director of Policy and Public Affairs
San Francisco Recreation and Park Department