South Recreation Fields

The two "green" Recreation Fields include:

  • two sand volleyball courts
  • a discus, shot put, and hammer throwing area
  • an 18-hole disc golf course
  • sports fields available to Intramural Sports, student sport clubs, physical education services classes, and students

A shaded ramada joins two buildings that store equipment and house restrooms with lockers. Field lights and restroom facilities are accessible with a university ID card between 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Achieving LEED silver

  • Uses a synthetic grass called Stadia Grass 45, which has a life expectancy of 10-15 years, is weather-resistant, does not require water, and has the look and feel of natural grass.
  • Power-saving sports lighting complies with the City of Flagstaff’s Dark Skies Ordinance.
  • Waterless urinals in restrooms.
  • Fixtures with low water use.
  • Use of reclaimed water, recycled drainage material, regional materials, and recycled insulation.
  • Reuse of natural and unnatural materials disturbed during construction.
  • Low-emitting interior materials.
  • Certified wood and design innovation.
  • Waste management.
  • Perimeter areas were hydroseeded to re-establish native vegetation and to protect against future erosion.
  • The infill of the grass contains sand and ground-up tire pellets which absorb heat throughout the day. This creates a radiating heat effect which helps snow to melt more quickly in the winter.
  • The turf drainage system is designed and constructed to discharge even the heaviest monsoon storm in a short period of time, returning the field to safe playability without damage almost instantly.
  • All the materials removed during the construction of these fields were reused in some way:
    • Trees that were removed were used again for ground covering in the throwing area. Larger logs were donated to the ceramics program to fire the kilns.
    • Earth that had been moved was used as fill-in.