Nancy Adams asks consultant how much of the park would be artificial turf. Answer: "The whole field inside the fence" ... Vic says "there is grass around the fence and then there is grass along that whole walking path, too, We are not disturbing any of that grass..."
Sansone Field represents 70% of DeHart Park’s area, other greenspace represents less than 5% of the park area
DeHart Park is in the most nature deprived area of Maplewood, the area with the most amount of impervious coverage (which contributes to flooding) it is also the hottest area of Maplewood because of these factors.
DeHart Park is in the most populated section of Maplewood (the Hilton and Lightning Brook Neighborhoods)
DeHart Park is the only park in the area of Maplewood with the least amount of nature/ greenspace (clear from aerial view of Maplewood)
The area around DeHart Park is the most vulnerable area in Maplewood to Public Health threats as indicated on the The CDC Social Vulnerability Index
DeHart Park is indicated as a "High Priority" for its community Green Space to protect the health of people