Is Your Sports Field Truly Up To California Code?

Is Your Sports Field Truly Up To California Code?

Is Your Sports Field Truly Up To California Code?

Whether you run the athletic department at a local school or are a representative of your local parks and recreation department, your field surface must be of a high-enough quality in order to protect players.

There are some generally-accepted rules for local sports fields, and they often include things like no smoking, no beverages, and no shoes that could damage the playing surface. But there are also larger code regulations that dictate what kinds of steps you should take to ensure your field is safe and usable for anyone.

These are some things you’ll need to keep in mind when designing your turf athletic field, on a local, state, and national level.


Soccer goals, in particular, can be large and unwieldy. And if your goals aren’t permanent, you might be looking at movable ones — which can potentially be harmful to both your field and your maintenance staff. Any goals used on your field should be tested and approved to be safe for soccer fields.

Materials and Toxicity

In the last decade, there has been a push to ensure that materials used to make things like artificial grass that come into contact with player’s bodies should be non-toxic. Because of this, synthetic turf fields installed after 2009 must be mostly lead-free. When you work with an experienced artificial grass sports field specialist, they’ll make sure your product is free of toxins and safe for players.

Less Overall Worry

California has many regulations on the use of pesticides, which is why artificial turf, which requires no pesticides or fertilizers, is ideal for keeping players safe. Not to mention, you’ll save more money on compliance and more time on your field maintenance.


It’s crucial that your playing field and sports areas are accessible to everyone, including people in wheelchairs or who use mobility devices. No matter where you are, your field needs to be compliant with ADA regulations so no one is left out of the fun.


About the Author

STS Grass Company, has been serving California for 10+ years. We service Riverside, Bay Area, Orange County, San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, San Luis Obispo, Sacramento, Coachella Valley, Fresno, Bakersfield for all commercial applications such as soccer fields, baseball and softball fields, field hockey fields, football fields, playgrounds, hotels, restaurants, office buildings, and more for artificial grass and turf. We also install residential artificial turf and grass along with all kinds of putting greens. We know all your local and state rebates for artificial turf, and we offer a “free sample program,” low or no interest financing options, and no pushy salesmen, as well as an industry-leading 15-year guarantee on commercial and residential artificial grass installations. We will answer all your questions, go over the enormous cost savings of artificial grass, and give you a complete quote for competitive pricing and our 15-year guarantee on our services. Quotes and estimates are always free. Contact us now here , visit one of our sites at , , , or call 877-336-7320.

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