Designing athletic fields can be a tricky process for city and school management. The size, structure, and safety precautions must be met to a T. Part of the proper design of athletic fields for any purpose is choosing the right fence for both the fields themselves and the outer structure of the facility.
At FloriFence, we often work with cities to build recreational facilities and athletic fields. You may have more options than you think, but it’s important to know the pros and cons of each fencing so you make the right decision for patrons and staff alike.
Chain link is typically the most common fencing for athletic fields and recreation centers in general. They are essentially maintenance-free and generally safe for younger athletes. Chain link is strong enough to not break on impact but has some give. This makes chain links ideal for any area where contact sports may be played.
Wood fencing is ideal for some athletic fields, especially equestrian sports or those that are converted for general purposes. Split rail fencing is comparable in price to chain link and provides a visual barrier that is safe for athletics and animals.
Fencing to avoid
Aluminum or metal fencing can be dangerous in contact sports environments. If you believe someone may jump, fall, or land on a fence, metal fencing should not be used. It is also not safe for animals either in sport or for general recreation. If you are looking for a more solid alternative for the entrances to your park, opt for a wood or vinyl fence instead.
FloriFence offers a variety of commercial and municipal fencing options able to suit any outdoor facility. To learn more about your options for athletic fields and recreation parks, give us a call today!