Baker Field Awarded 2008 PGMS Green Star Award
Located in bustling New York City, Baker Field is a six acre sports complex, home to Columbia University's sports teams that includes a stadium and track, field hockey, baseball, and soccer fields as well as a boat house with a floating dock.
Managing an array of landscape varieties, the grounds crew of 10 led by Facilites' Capital Project Management team, was recently put to the test as they had the challenging task of installing new synthetic surfaces to replace the natural grass fields for the baseball, soccer, and field hockey fields.
Dealing with an urban environment, a variety of landscapes and environmental factors including snow and rain keeps this grounds crew busy, but the end result is a pristine athletic sports complex ready for the universities' athletes.
--Courtesy of Professional Grounds Management Society