Pardon the pun but it’s only natural that the environmental community in San Francisco are outraged over the city’s proposal to switch to artificial turf to cover the sports fields on the west end of Golden Gate Park.
Derisively calling them “plastic fields,” environmentalists say artificial turf would be totally out of place in Golden Gate Park, which they call a “cultivated and pastoral landscape.”
That’s all fine and good, say city officials, but the fact is the fields are in bad shape. Putting down artificial turf would allow more people to use the fields.
Both sides seem to have a case. Whose side are you on?
To learn more, read this article from San Fransicco Bay Gaurdian.