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
August 31, 2023 — Turf field installation
The artificial turf on the practice area has been installed. We are in the process of installing artificial turf on the main field, which will be followed by testing and operationalization of the fields. Lights and landscaping are in place. The fields are expected to be open for all sports in late September or early October 2023.
July 12, 2023 — Field lighting installation complete
The lighting for both the main field and the practice court have been installed and the field drainage work is nearly complete. Current work includes finishing the field grading, completing installation of fencing and concrete curbs around the fields, and installation of concrete bleachers on the north side of the main field. Installation of the turf is expected to begin in August.
April 21, 2023 — Construction update
Construction is well underway as crews continue work to prepare the site for turf installation this summer. Current work includes soil preparation and installation of drainage, as well as concrete pours around the edges of the field, and bases for the bleachers and lighting. Work has also commenced on the practice court.
February 3, 2023 — Field construction and turf contracts awarded
We’ve issued notices of award for the artificial turf field supply and construction at École Argyle Secondary.
The turf system will accommodate both school and community multi-sport usage with lines designated for field hockey, football, rugby and soccer. The sports field and practice area will both have a 50mm turf height.
The contractor has started construction planning, and the work is scheduled to begin in late February 2023, with the goal of opening the fields in September 2023.
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.
An aerial rendering of the new turf playing field at Argyle Secondary.