Sports Turf Completes Renovations at Seven Gwinnett County Schools
Sports Turf Company, a specialty sports construction and surfacing company, is proud to announce it has completed the final seven Gwinnett County High School field and track renovations. This project is the fourth and final set of high school facilities awarded to Sports Turf Company for Gwinnett County Public Schools. The seven Gwinnett County projects included:
- Peachtree Ridge High School in Suwannee, GA
- Parkview High School in Lilburn, GA
- Grayson High School in Loganville, GA
- Berkmar High School in Lilburn, GA
- Discovery High School in Lawrenceville, GA
- Lanier High School in Sugar Hill, GA
- Seckinger High School in Buford, GA
In 2019, Sports Turf Company completed the renovation of both South Gwinnett High School and Duluth High School’s artificial turf fields. In 2020, Sports Turf Company completed the renovations of both Dacula High School and Mill Creek High School’s artificial turf fields. Lastly, Sports Turf Company completed the field and track renovations at North Gwinnett High School, Archer High School, and Mountain View High School in 2021.
“Sports Turf Company has helped us set the bar for top-of-the-line athletic facilities by providing our coaches and student athletes with industry-leading surfaces to propel our athletic programs forward,” Gwinnett County Schools Athletic Director Ed Shaddix said. “We are thrilled that students throughout the county truly have the latest and greatest athletic facilities.”
Sports Turf Company renovated all seven high schools’ existing natural grass fields to an artificial turf system that surpasses other systems in terms of safety, durability, and performance. The artificial turf system, that includes a 10-year warranty, features AstroTurf’s RootZone 3D3 Decade turf system, Brock SP Series shock pad, and the organic infill, BrockFILL. AstroTurf’s RootZone 3D3 Decade is a performance artificial turf system that combines slit film and monofilament fibers with a RootZone layer of texturized fibers for optimum durability and better shock absorbency. The Brock shock pad technology is specifically engineered to optimize safety for athletes during impacts to the surface. The infill, BrockFILL, is a highly engineered wood particle infill specifically designed to improve traction and reduce artificial turf heat. BrockFILL is the latest in alternative infills and is sustainably grown and harvested in Georgia.
In addition, Grayson, Peachtree Ridge, Berkmar, Seckinger, and Lanier High Schools received new Rekortan B synthetic track surfacing to their 8-lane tracks. While Discovery and Parkview High Schools received new Rekortan B synthetic track surfacing to field events only. Rekortan B, the single-layer 13 millimeter paved-in-place track system, is a durable and economical solution for high schools.
“We’re honored to provide Gwinnett County Schools with safer, more durable and higher performing athletic facilities,” said Sports Turf Company President Todd Wiggins. “Gwinnett County Schools have set a new standard in the southeast by providing their student-athletes with the best of the best in terms of artificial turf systems and synthetic track surfacing.”