Construction of Pemberton’s soccer field project begins this summer on land previously donated to the community.

The grass field, located on Pemberton Farm Road East, will be built throughout the remainder of 2018 and open for use in the Fall 2019.

The project will include a 45 metre x 90 metre outdoor playing field, fencing, drainage and irrigation system – and while the total cost of the project is over $1.6 million there will not be any tax dollars used toward the construction, thanks to contributions from community and federal partners.

Mayor Mike Richman says a soccer field was chosen first for the recreation lands as it probably has the highest participation in Pemberton for any one sport and that it is one of the most accessible sports; “soccer is huge in our community, recreation is huge in our community, and this is the first step in making that vision come to reality”.

Grass was chosen for the field over other materials as its more ecological and cost efficient. Richman says turf was desired by some community members, and it was looked into but was more expensive than the budget allowed. The Mayor says the goal is to build two pitches and that the surface for the second field has not yet been decided. Further discussions will be had with user groups regarding the future playing surface.

The site concept for the recreation lands also includes a recreation complex with an arena, swimming pool, parking lot and other playing fields. All of which are due to be developed in phases as funding allows.


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