The City of Port Moody and the Port Moody Soccer Club officially re-opened the North Shore Community Park artificial turf sports field on Sunday. Mayor and Council joined dozens of soccer players to celebrate the completion of the extensive rehabilitation work with a sprint through the official ribbon and a chance for the young players to shoot on Mayor and Council in net!  The local politicians also had a chance to demonstrate their goal scoring, but talented U17 Strikers goal keeper, Mackenzie Seward, proved to be a stalwart opponent.

The synthetic coated running track and interior artificial turf facility was originally constructed in 2003/2004 and showed signs of significant deterioration and drainage problems. To address these issues, the City hired RF Binnie to reshape the field with a new gravel layer to improve runoff, install a new perimeter trench drain system, and provide a new artificial surface. Work began July 1, 2015 and was completed October 2, 2015. Recycled crumb rubber was used and the new surface is expected to last for approximately 15 years. 

A temporary asphalt running track has been installed around the turf field until the new artificial track surface is completed next summer.