“Fiscally, it’s problematic because when it starts to deteriorate, it’s capital money to put down a new carpet and the old, plastic carpet goes to landfill. It’s a better playing surface than asphalt fields, but it wasn’t good for replacing natural turf"
Artificial Turf Health Hazards Questioned Again In NYC Parks, a Walk in the Park NYC (Parks Advocacy blog)
"...artificial turf is not an economical alternative to natural grass in most school and city situations"
The Dirt on Turf, David Millar and Aaron Loan