Oct. 15, 2018 - Ribbon-Cutting

Aug. 31, 2018

  • Aerial view of Glencoe turf field

    Ground view of Glencoe turf field Synthetic turf is being installed on the multi-use field. Expected completion is Sept. 21.

Aug. 21, 2018

  • Glencoe turf field - base layer

    The field is ready for the installation of the synthetic turf (rolled up at the top left).

Aug. 14, 2018

  • Leveling out base gravel on Glencoe turf field

    Turf rolls and rubberized padding

    Softball field behind backstop

    Photo 1: Crew members are leveling the fine gravel that forms the final base layer for the turf field.

    Photo 2: Rolls of turf, pallets of rubberized padding, and sacks of rubberized pellets await installation onto the field area.

    Photo 3: Work continues behind the softball field backstop to prepare for spectator bleachers, dugouts and pitching bullpens.

Aug. 7, 2018

  • Base gravel installation Photo 1: The base gravel layer for the synthetic turf is being installed. After further smoothing out and compaction, it will be ready for installation of the turf.

    Work around softball field Photo 2: Work continues around the softball field.

July 31, 2018

  • Glencoe softball field construction

    The crew is preparing the bleachers area behind the softball field along the third base line. To the right will be the dugout and further right will be the pitching bullpen. The area along the first base line will be a mirror image.

July 24, 2018

  • Trenching on Glencoe's turf field project Backstop posts at Glencoe softball field

    Photo 1: Contractors have started trenching for the storm drain pipes.

    Photo 2: Posts for the new backstop on the softball field are installed.

July 10, 2018

  • Concrete amendment added to Glencoe field

    Cement amendment was added to the field. This helps stabilize the underlying soil for the synthetic turf.

July 6, 2018

  • Six lights were installed around Glencoe's multi-use turf field. These employ LED lamps that direct lighting on the field, not diffused into the surrounding area.

June 26, 2018

  • Photo of excavated Glencoe turf field

    The Glencoe site has been excavated and leveled.

June 19, 2018

  • Grading of the field Contractors continue with excavation and grading of the Glencoe turf field area.

June 11, 2018

  • Photo of start of construction of turf field

    Construction on the turf field has started: the existing grass turf is gone and grading has started to level the field.

June 6, 2018 - Groundbreaking

  • Glencoe turf groundbreaking

    The official groundbreaking of the new synthetic turf field at Glencoe High School took place on Wednesday, June 6, 11:30 a.m. The Hillsboro Hops Fund announced that they are donating $300,000 toward installation of the Hillsboro Hops Youth Field to accommodate youth baseball and softball. The youth field will occupy the southwest corner of Glencoe's field. In addition to the new turf, Glencoe will have lighting to enable evening use of the multi-purpose field.

    TV coverage:  KPTVKOIN

    Hillsboro Tribune: article by Olivia Singer

May 15, 2018 - Neighborhood Meeting

  • The architect and project staff delivered a presentation on the scope of the Glencoe High School turf field and lights project, including field layout and information on the lighting equipment. The surrounding Glencoe neighborhood was invited to attend. A short video with excerpts of the presentation will be posted here shortly.


  • Oct. 15, 2018 - ribbon-cutting ceremony held to officially open the multi-use, synthetic turf field.

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  • Sept. 27, 2018 - Turf field installation substantially completed

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  • Aug. 22, 2018 - Turf installation begins

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  • July 13, 2018 - DAS installation completed.

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  • July 6, 2018 - six lights were installed around the field.

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  • June 18, 2018 - DAS installation has begun.

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  • June 6, 2018 - groundbreaking ceremony for the Hillsboro Hops Youth Field, part of the Glencoe turf project.

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  • May 15, 2018 - Glencoe neighborhood meeting held to review turf field project.

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