The Grass is Greener at all DVUSD High Schools
High school athletes, band members and P.E. students alike walked on to new AstroTurf fields at the start of the 2021-22 school year after their installation during the summer of 2021 at all five DVUSD high schools.
The $5.1 Million investment in these synthetic fields replaced the live grass that was previously in place at each of the five high schools in the district, bringing with them numerous benefits.
“As an Athletic Director, the biggest benefit is the continual use of the field. We no longer have to shut down facilities and spend money on painting, seeding, and mowing. The facility will always look pristine, we can host as many events as possible and it allows us to grow our programs because athletes always want to play on great facilities,” explained Mountain Ridge High School Athletic Director, Tony Miller.
This synthetic turf is also a safer alternative for students. The new material eliminates the use of potentially harmful pesticides and fertilizers while significantly decreasing maintenance and water costs. Each field has the latest and greatest technology and is 40 degrees cooler than many turf fields around the valley.
These new fields will serve as a practice and playing area for band programs, all three levels of football (Freshman, Junior Varsity and Varsity), cheer/spiritline, track, soccer and Reserve Officers' Training Corps. as well as for other school events.