After months of construction, the new Lions Field is almost set to reopen, the city recently announced.
The project to replace the grass on the field with sythetic turf has been a desire for years of the sports teams and residents that use it. Now, the city said the field should be ready by mid-June.
"The field is making good progress and nearly all of the green synthetic turf is now in place," said Randy Schwartz, the city's community services director.
The new field will feature synthetic turf throughout the entire outfield and a space for a soccer field to be established, with only part of the lines crossing over into the infield. A new drainage system is also being installed to prevent the amount of runoff flowing toward the adjacent baseball field next to Belle Air Elementary.
Schwartz said there are a few more steps that need to happen before the field is officially ready for use.
Recently, the project got some other good news in regards to the new concession stand and restrooms that people wanted to have built. The San Bruno Lions Club had approached the city's Parks and Recreation Commission in April about donating a new drinking fountain to the park. But now there is interest in using that donation toward building the concession stand and restrooms, according to a city staff report.
That cost is estimated at $300,000, and details about the donation are still being worked out.