New Castle County is converting Soccer Field #2 at Banning Park from a natural grass facility into an artificial turf facility. Improvements to vehicular and pedestrian access and expanded parking at the park entrance, along with enhancements to storm water management and landscape beautification, will also occur.
The new artificial turf field will be striped to accommodate a FIFA-regulation 11 v 11 soccer match, two simultaneous 9 v 9 soccer matches or a flag football game. The existing field lighting will remain and expanded bleacher seating will be added. All future use of Field #2 will be by reservation with the Parks Permit Office only.
Please note that during construction, visitors may experience disruptions at the main entrance to the park. Additionally, the interior one-way park loop road will be temporarily converted to a two-way road. Please follow posted signage.
Principal construction work to begin on January 31, 2022 and last for 120 days.