NESTMA Turf Techniques Workshop

  • Wednesday, April 29, 2020
  • 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • DeFazio Park, 380 Dedham Ave, Needham, MA 02492


  • Premier sponsorship opportunities available contact the NESTMA office for details.

A Tale of Two Fields: Selection, Installation, Management and Replacement of Synthetic Turf


Ed Olsen, Park & Forestry Department, Needham, MA

Bradlee Mezquita, Tighe & Bond, Inc., Westfield, MA

From site selection and design to installation and care, sport turf professionals are responsible for every aspect of synthetic turf management.  We’ll take a look at two athletic fields in Needham, MA – DeFazio and Memorial – that were resurfaced over the course of a couple of months this past summer.  Learn what worked and what didn’t. Take away lessons learned from experienced SFMs. See best-in-class demos of grooming and maintenance practices. If you work with synthetic turf, you do not want to miss this workshop – jam-packed with practical advice and clear solutions.


  • 8:00 a.m. Registration, Coffee & Muffins
  • 8:30 a.m.Welcoming Remarks/Frame Day/Thank Sponsors
  • 8:45 a.m.Formal Presentation: Olsen & Mezquita
  • 10:00 a.m.Break/Visit Sponsors/Coffee
  • 10:30 a.m.In Field Workshop/Hands-On Demos
  • 11:30 a.m.Workshop Ends 
  • Informal Networking/Food Truck

Thank you sponsors! (to date)


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