Synthetic Playfields Task Force

On March 26, 2008, the Recreation and Park Commission appointed the Synthetic Playfields Task Force to expand public awareness and understanding of available scientific research on health and environmental concerns associated with synthetic field materials.

The Task Force had three objectives:

  • Identify primary environmental and health concerns related to synthetic turf materials
  • Synthesize the relevant scientific research available
  • Provide feedback to the Department on our recommendations to the Commission