The new artificial turf field at École Argyle Secondary is now available for field sports users.
The District of North Vancouver partnered with the North Vancouver School District to build the field, which includes an adjoining turf practice area that opened in August. The field is lined for field hockey, football, rugby and soccer and includes lighting for the main field and practice court. This new field is an important amenity for the Argyle school community and the larger community, DNV said.
In addition to being the new home field for Argyle school teams, the field can be booked through the North Vancouver Recreation and Culture Commission for a wide range of community sports groups outside of school hours.
The field design consists of an artificial turf surface suitable for several sports, as well as lighting, bleachers, and sports team seating. The field’s location adjacent to Kilmer Creek means that we will be taking additional measures to protect this ecologically sensitive area and ensure the field material stays on the field and does not migrate to the creek.
In the October election, Mayoral candidate and Councillor Jordan Back committed to increase the number of artificial turf playing fields (ATF) in the District of North Vancouver. The duo said their plan would see a new ATF and running track built at the new Handsworth Secondary as well as fast tracking the build out of the ATF at Inter River Park.
“For the first time in decades, there is no longer a synthetic running track in the west side of the District of North Vancouver and, despite having a brand new school, the Handsworth community has lost the running track that was so well utilized by both the School community and broader community. We need to do better and I commit to finding a way to get this done,” Coun. Back said at that time in the press release.