Vets Park renovation project begins

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 17 May 2017 at 8:19 pm

Photos by Mike Wertman – The project to replace the 15 year old artificial turf at Medina’s Vets Park got underway in earnest today. The two-year project, will also include the installation of a new video scoreboard at the east end of the park this summer and the addition of new permanent bleachers on the south side of the park next year. The bleachers will be installed on land the school district has purchased just south of the present boundary of the park. A variety of machines made quick work of removing the old turf, a job which is expected to be completed by Friday.

Here a machine cuts the turf into long, narrow strips.

This machine “fluffs” the turf to remove the sand and rubber before it is rolled up.

Once cut and fluffed this machine pulls the strips of turf to it and up into rolls.

Here rolls of the turf are picked up and headed to the dumpster.