North Delta’s Mackie Park to get new turf, civil works

In addition to the turf and civil works, Mackie Park also requires upgrades to the field’s drainage system and perimeter fencing.

North Delta's Mackie Park.

North Delta's Mackie Park.

Mackie Park is getting an upgrade.

At a special meeting on March 17, Delta council awarded two contacts for the replacement of Mackie Park’s synthetic turf.

The first, awarded to Cedar Crest Lands (B.C.) Ltd., will pay for the replacement of civil works in the park. These include additional goal storage areas, new covered players benches, and replacement spectator seating with a covered roof.

The second contract was awarded to Astro Turf West Distributors Ltd. and will be for the replacement turf only. The new synthetic turf will cost $471,156 while the civil works replacement will cost $487,866.75. The total cost for the project will be $990,778.

Mackie Park was originally built in 2002, and now needs upgrades to continue its use. In addition to the turf and civil works, it also requires upgrades to the field’s drainage system and perimeter fencing.

The project will start in late May, and is scheduled to be completed by September for the early soccer season.

The funding for this project is included in Delta’s 2017 Financial Plan, and comes partly from the 2017 tax draw and partly from the Canada 150 Infrastructure program.

This is the first in a number of synthetic turf field replacements in Delta. Future fields to be replaced include Holly Park in Ladner, Winskill Park in Tsawwassen and North Delta Community Park.