Rutherford Park is a recreational area located above the underground McTavish Reservoir of Montréal,Quebec. For years the park has been a shared asset to both the students of McGill University and the people living in the surrounding neighborhood. In an effort by City of Montréal to improve this public facility, Carpell Surfaces was contracted to supply and install a multipurpose synthetic turf pitch.
The full size multipurpose field was completed in the spring by our Canadian partner, Carpell Surfaces. We had the opportunity to provide the artificial grass pitch that features a mix of two fibers that are designed to withstand the most intense use and to be non-abrasive for player comfort. This mix of fibers, along with the Ecofill infill, creates a system that is both environmentally friendly and integrates into the natural landscape of Mount Royal Park’s surroundings. Since Carpell’s completion, McGill University students have been able to use the facility to practice soccer, rugby, lacrosse, and football. On weekends, the pitch is open to the public for practices and pick-up games.
The Mayor of Montréal Dennis Coderre commented on the benefits of having the shared synthetic turf pitch as part of the park: “We are able to find a magnificent equilibrium, where youth have access to sports”.
We want to thank Carpell Surfaces for their dedication and shared mentality to share the positive impact of sports.