March 3, 2021

Noting That Town Should Not Install Synthetic Turf at Hilltop Park

To the Editor:

Princeton, New Jersey, of all places, needs to be in the forefront of doing good things for the planet and for ourselves. Plastic grass is not in this category.  

The town should not proceed with installing synthetic turf at Hilltop Park due to the negative environmental impact. There is also a protected wetland right next to Hilltop Park.

The idea of tearing up real growing grass, and putting down plastic instead, is totally horrific — and dangerous to people slipping on it, dangerous for drainage reasons, and generally environmentally unfriendly. I find it totally disgusting that anyone would even consider such a horror.

Alice Artzt
Hawthorne Avenue