WARREN, NJ - Replacement of the artificial turf at the East County field on Stirling Road, under construction for the past few months, has now been completed.
The cost of the field to be resurfaced is estimated at approximately $401,000 with just about $26,000 coming from the township already collected from residents through its open space trust fund. The remaining $375,000 will be paid by Somerset County.
Warren committeeman Michael, “Mick” Marion, at the Warren Township committee meeting on Thursday, thanked the Somerset County freeholders and Governor DiFrancesco for all of their help.
The turf field is located in the county-owned East County Park preserve and has been in use since 2006. Watchung Hills Pop Warner pays for annual field maintenance, however the field is also used by Warren Middle School boys and girls soccer teams, Warren Middle School gym classes, Watchung Hills Soccer Association, and Hills Lacrosse Club.
And as a county facility, it is also open to the general public.
When completed, the field will be marked with lines for soccer, lacrosse, and football.