Four high schools receive first wave of synthetic turf fields

January 25, 2021

Cypress Falls is one of four high schools to receive new synthetic turf baseball and softball fields.Cypress Falls is one of four high schools to receive new synthetic turf baseball and softball fields.

Jan. 25, 2021—Four high schools have finished receiving new synthetic turf baseball and softball fields as part of the community-supported 2019 bond referendum.

Cypress Ridge, Cypress Ranch, Cypress Woods, and Cypress Falls high schools each received the improvements this year, at an estimated cost of $14.5 million. The project was designed by IBI Architects and constructed by ICI Construction.

“A three-phase plan is being implemented for the design and construction of the fields,” said Roy Sprague, CFISD chief operations officer. “Phase 1 started in 2019, with those four campuses having been substantially completed.  Phase 2 design work is being completed and construction is anticipated to start in April 2021 and the Phase 3 campuses design work will start in early 2022.”

Synthetic turf fields allow for almost immediate playability after rainfall.Synthetic turf fields allow for almost immediate playability after rainfall.

Phase 2 is scheduled to include Cypress Creek, Cypress Lakes, Jersey Village, and Langham Creek high schools. Phase 3 is scheduled to include Cypress Springs, Cypress Park, and Bridgeland high schools. The Cy-Fair High School synthetic turf fields will be constructed as part of the Cy-Fair Multi-Campus Master Plan Improvements, with design starting in late 2021.

The synthetic turf, supplied by FieldTurf USA, allows for almost immediate playability after rainfall; as well as less groundskeeping and maintenance, year-round availability and increased safety.

“We are excited for the start of our upcoming softball and baseball seasons and the recent addition of our four baseball and four softball turfed fields,” said Ray Zepeda, CFISD director of athletics. “The entire project will allow us to have a facility that is much more useful and functional for our programs, athletes and coaches.”

Cypress Ranch is one of four high schools to receive new synthetic turf baseball and softball fields.Cypress Ranch is one of four high schools to receive new synthetic turf baseball and softball fields.

In addition to the surface improvements, the project also increased the seating capacity at the Cypress Ridge and Cypress Ranch softball fields and the Cypress Woods and Cypress Falls baseball facilities.

Schools also received new batting cages, bullpen areas, dugouts, fences, and storage units.Schools also received new batting cages, bullpen areas, dugouts, fences, and storage units.

“We are hopeful that this will allow us to host more playoff contests within our school district,” Zepeda said. “The quality of the materials and the scope of the entire project reflects our communities’ commitment to having first-class facilities for our athletes. We sincerely appreciate the support of our community and will certainly take great pride in our new facilities.”

For more information on FieldTurf USA, visit https://fieldturf.com/en/.

: Cypress Ranch is one of four high schools to receive new synthetic turf baseball and softball fields.Cypress Ranch is one of four high schools to receive new synthetic turf baseball and softball fields.

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