The need to rehabilitate grassy areas at the county’s Shamel Park in Cambria was triggered by “some sports uses … when it was soggy, and that damaged the turf,” Nick Franco, the county’s parks and recreation director, said in a May 9 email interview.
Now, some popular field areas are off limits for a while.
About two weeks ago, county staff seeded and top-dressed the area “to get it to recover,” Franco wrote.
He said it usually takes six weeks or so after the seeding/dressing process before turf is healthy enough for significant use, depending on weather. “So maybe another three or four weeks, and then it should be open again.”