The Cambrian

Shamel Park fields closed temporarily

A sign tells visitors to Shamel Park that the sports fields are off limits.
A sign tells visitors to Shamel Park that the sports fields are off limits. Special to The Cambrian

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.”

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