The two artificial turf fields at McCarran Marketplace Park in the southeast Las Vegas Valley are being closed until further notice.
The artificial turf has experienced extensive damage and is worn to the sub-surface in many of the playable areas with complete material degradation in places, causing hazardous conditions, according to Clark County.
The rips and tears stem from general wear and tear but also from users playing in cleats, which are banned, and riding bicycles across them. Signage at the park makes clear what uses are prohibited.
Since the fields opened in early 2007, excessively worn areas have been patched four to five times. The deterioration of the fields is such that a complete overhaul is necessary, officials said. The fields are located off Russell Road between Maryland Parkway and Eastern Avenue at 5800 Surrey St. and sit on an 8-acre site that also includes a children’s play area. The playground at the site will remain open.
The artificial turf fields will remain closed until they can be fully replaced, which would cost more than $4 million to complete. The project is considered a priority but will be weighed in the coming months against various needs pending before the county.
Individuals wishing to use other soccer fields may wish to visit those at Silverbowl Park at 6800 E. Russell Road, Hidden Palms Park at 8855 Hidden Palms Pkwy., or Grapevine Springs Park at 5280 Palm St.