Cecil County Executive Hornberger recently directed state funds to be used to install a synthetic turf field at Elkton High School.
On Tuesday, March 8th, 2022, County Executive Hornberger will submit a resolution to the County Council detailing plans for placement of a new synthetic turf playing surface on the grounds of the Elkton High School stadium field. All costs associated with the field including materials and installation, will be funded via state grants procured by Delegate Jeff Ghrist, a member of the Appropriations Committee, and allocated to the project by County Executive, Danielle Hornberger.
According to the press release:
“I am pleased to announce the addition of a new turf field for the Elkton community. My administration is focused on providing high quality recreational facilities that enhance our youth programming, reduce maintenance cost, and best serve the needs of multiple end-users,” stated County Executive Hornberger.
The newest synthetic turf field joins others, previously placed throughout the county, which are located on the campuses of Perryville, North East and, Bo Manor, as well as Calvert Park. Construction for the Elkton location is expected to begin summer of 2022 and take approximately three months to reach project completion.
Cecil County’s Parks and Recreation Director, Clyde Van Dyke commented, “Special thanks should be extended to the State of Maryland for issuing grant support to local jurisdictions that bring these projects to fruition and to County Executive, Danielle Hornberger, for her continued support of this project.”
Synthetic turf fields provide a safer venue for activities focused on meeting the county’s goal of providing healthy activities that positively impact the lives of Cecil County youth.