New District-built turf field at École Argyle Secondary

We’re partnering with the North Vancouver School District to build a new artificial turf field at École Argyle Secondary that will be used for field sports.

We're leading the installation of the new field and funding the incremental upgrade from gravel to an artificial turf field to benefit the entire community. 

The field design consists of an artificial turf surface suitable for a number of 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.

This is an important amenity for both the Argyle school community, and the community as a whole. In addition to the new on-site sports field for Argyle school teams, the field will be bookable through the North Vancouver Recreation Commission for a wide range of community sports groups outside of school hours. Our goal is to open the field in September 2023.

News & updates

November 16, 2022 — Turf material procurement

We are working towards procurement of the turf material for the field, and currently evaluating options based on overall performance, cost, environmental considerations, availability, and maintenance requirements. A range of turf material heights are also being evaluated. The field will include lines for soccer, football, rugby, and field hockey.

September 21, 2022 — Field construction timeline 

We have finalized construction and operating agreements with the school district and will now seek bids to construct the artificial turf field. We anticipate construction starting in Q1 of 2023, with estimated completion in fall 2023.

June 2022 — Site preparation and field transfer 

The school district completed site preparation for the new field in early 2022 and is ready to transfer the site for construction.

Detailed design of the new field and related amenities is currently underway in collaboration with the school district and sports user groups.

Renderings

An aerial rendering of the new turf playing field at Argyle Secondary.

An aerial rending of the new turf field at Argyle Secondary.

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