University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

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News Bureau . Schofield Hall 201 . Eau Claire, WI 54702
phone: (715) 836-4741
fax: (715) 836-2900

Carson Park Turf Groundbreaking Event
 MAILED:  July 19, 2004

The Carson Park Artificial Turf Groundbreaking Ceremony is slated for 9:30 a.m. Thursday, July 22, at the football field in Carson Park.

Phil Fieber, director of Eau Claire Parks and Recreation, will be the master of ceremonies. Steve Kurth and Cary Osborn will give a brief overview of the project and its history. All project sponsors will be recognized.

The groundbreaking and photos will follow the presentations. Cake and coffee will be available at the concession stand.

Completion of the $800,000 Carson Park artificial turf project is expected in time for the fall 2004 football season.

Several longtime partners of UW-Eau Claire made gifts through the UW-Eau Claire Foundation to help pay for the installation of artificial turf and a new scoreboard at Carson Park. Other contributions to the project were made directly to the Carson Park Turf Committee through the Eau Claire Parks and Recreation office.

The effort to replace the Carson Park football field's natural grass with artificial turf began in fall 2003 as a result of concerns about the condition and safety of the playing surface, which becomes muddy due to heavy use.

In addition to UW-Eau Claire, all Eau Claire high schools and youth football program participants use the Carson Park facility.

For details about the groundbreaking event, contact Phil Fieber at Eau Claire Parks and Recreation. You can contact him at (715) 839-5032.

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 Judy Berthiaume, Director
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield 201
(715) 836-4741

Updated: December 28, 2004