City of Martinez Measure H Updates
Aug 29, 2016 10:35AM
● By Elena Hutslar
Construction on the Hidden Lakes soccer field that began on
April 11 is substantially complete. The
field infill material includes a layer of virgin rubber Nike Blend. This
material is similar in color to the cool play surface. Because of the high
demand for the cool play topping, the material is back ordered and will be
installed at the end of September. This will not affect the play, safety or
warranty of the field. Landscaping and pathways will be installed concurrently
with the turf installation. The field should be available for use by September
1 and ready for the upcoming AYSO soccer season. Recreation staff will
coordinate a ribbon cutting in early October.
Soccer Field Rental Fees
According to the Martinez Parks, Recreation, Marina, and Cultural Commission, no fees have been developed for the use of the new Hidden Lakes soccer field by rental groups and for profit camps. AYSO has stated that they would be interested in increasing the athlete use fee or providing additional monies to help maintain the new field. Co-sponsored Martinez youth group costs are: $3 per athlete in 2016; $5 per athlete in 2017; $7.50 per athlete in 2018, and $10 per athlete in 2019. The current per hour fee for rental groups for the old Hidden Lakes soccer field is $16.50 per hour.