Smithton Sports Complex: update

Sports Complex: update
Posted on 10/20/2017
Smithton Sports Complex

We are excited to see Fisher Tracks here this week working on the track project at the Smithton Sports Complex! Crews began unloading the material for the all-weather surface Monday morning. They plan to clean and prepare the track on Monday and begin applying the surface afterwards. We appreciate your support and cooperation with us during the completion of this project. Below is a listing of anticipated work and some of the precautions associated with each:
  • Track Surface: the all-weather track surface will be applied over the next 10 days and includes a thick rubber surface that is applied with a paving machine similar to asphalt. This surface needs time to set up, therefore we ask everyone to maintain a safe distance from the site. After it sets up a spray is applied which also requires a drying time. Any traffic on the surface will cause delays, so please remain at a distance until the work is completed!!
  • Fencing: low visibility fencing surrounding the track itself is scheduled to start this week
  • Concrete:concrete surrounding the concession, restroom and storage areas and providing a walkway from the east parking lot is scheduled for this fall and winter
  • Electrical:installation of a transformer for exterior lighting on complex will also take place this fall and winter

Smithton R-VI is grateful for the support of our community for this project and we look forward to sharing this facility with everyone! As soon as the the track is ready, we will have an event to celebrate the track as a source of pride in our community, and the healthy exercise opportunities and sporting competitions it will provide and encourage in the years to come. Please watch for further communication regarding this event!

***SAFETY.Please know that the safety and well being of our Smithton R-VI students, families and supporters is of the utmost importance to us at all times. Therefore, we ask everyone to maintain a safe distance from the work site.
  • Access to the facility is unsafe at this time, the ground is not level and not prepared for foot traffic.
  • Large equipment is stored and used on the site--visibility is often difficulty for drivers of this type of large machinery and distance is imperative. This equipment is for trained professionals only.
  • Lighting: there are no lights in or around the sports facility at this time.
  • The track must remain clean while the all-weather track is applied. There are multiple days in which the surface is applied. Each application leaves a soft and fragile surface prior to cooling. Therefore, no traffic of any kind is allowed on the asphalt or all-weather surface--this includes foot traffic, bikes, cars, ATVs, etc. NO traffic. This would only delay the progress of the track.

Track Field Events
Work will be ongoing to complete the field event areas of the track.

Softball Field
The softball field is scheduled to progress for completion by spring 2018 Smithton Softball season.