Hernando Soccer Fields to Get Makeover
Hernando received two state grants for four soccer fields at Anderson Snow Park.
HERNANDO COUNTY – The Hernando County Parks and Recreation Department was recently awarded two $50,000 grants for a total of $100,000 from the Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program, through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, for a phased sod replacement and landscaping project on four soccer fields at Anderson Snow Park.
The 100-acre Anderson Snow Park, 1360 Spring Hill Drive, is one of Hernando County’s newest multi-functional sports complexes for baseball and soccer. It hosts recreational soccer, competitive soccer, soccer for students with special needs and adult soccer for a total of 1,400 annual participants. The park has six soccer fields and six ball fields, picnic shelters, pavilions, two restroom/concession buildings, press box, playground/tot lot and walking and bicycle trails. The Suncoast Bike Trail along the Suncoast Parkway, an important link in the regional bicycle network, can be accessed through the park.
“We value our partnership with First Hernando Youth Soccer Club and want to provide well-maintained fields for all of our players,” County Administrator Leonard Sossamon said. “Improving these fields will help bring more soccer tournaments to the sports complex.”
The estimated cost for this project is approximately $250,000. In July 2015, the Board of County Commissioners approved funding for $100,000. These grants will help cover the additional costs. The project is due to start in April and expected be completed by June 2016.
For information about Anderson Snow Park, go to hernandocounty.us.
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