Sports complex fields remain closed with snow anticipated over the weekend

Two weeks after the closure of all South Whidbey Sports Complex fields, authorities confirmed Friday that the facility will remain closed through the weekend due to expected snow.

Facility and Grounds Supervisor Tom Fallon with the South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District said more frosty weather is headed toward Whidbey Island this weekend and that the fields need to remain off limits to prevent futher damage. Snow is expected to fall today, and forecasts predict temperatures will fall starting Sunday. Lows are predicted to be in the ’20s throughout the week.

“We’re going to look at what the weather brings this weekend with the additional snow and an extended frozen period,” Fallon said. “We’ll look at the fields on Monday.”

The fields in Community Park are open for use, however.

The sports complex fields were shuttered after they repeatedly froze and thawed over the course of a week earlier this month. Youth soccer games that were played during the soggy, snowy weather further damaged the fields.

Youth soccer teams are now practicing on the Community Park baseball fields, and will continue to do so until the sports complex reopens for use.

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