The two new synthetic soccer fields at Richmond Hill’s Henderson Park will be watered to keep them cool enough for players to use, the Bryan County Commission agreed. The commission will pay up to $30,000 to install equipment to water the fields. Summer heat can raise the temperature on synthetic fields 10-12 degrees, according to North Bryan recreation director Pratt Lockwood.

“We did artificial grass thinking we wouldn’t have to water it,” Chairman Jimmy Burnsed said.

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