Central Oregon Community College in Bend is upgrading its track and field facilities.
Probably the first thing people will notice is the color of the new track. It’s a deep and bright blue, one of the college’s official colors.
Tree roots grew in under the edges of the old track and caused uneven surfaces.
The latex running surface is applied in two layers and is guaranteed for five years. At the same time, crews are leveling the grass field inside the track, reseeding and updating irrigation systems.
The project will cost $197,000.
Mazama track and field is heavily used by students playing intramural and club sports, by faculty staff, and the public. The field also hosts community events including high school district track meets, the annual salmon bake and commencement ceremonies.
The track is expected to open for use by August 26th.
It is open to the public during school hours.