At the beginning of April 2021, the Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) began the renovation of its playground and other grass areas on the two Fisher Houses at this location. NMCSD decided to use AstroTurf for the renovation due to the cleaner, more natural look it yields in comparison to other faux grass. Natural grass can brown quite easily after being stepped on and is easily be torn up by rough playground fun. Not to mention how much water and weekly care is needed to make sure that the grass is maintained for safety, and of course, for cosmetic purposes.
Speaking of safety, AstroTurf provides excellent protection compared to the hard and rough surfaces that natural grass and dirt have. With this new turf, the families staying at NMCSD don’t have to worry about their children falling while playing and scratching up their knees and hands. AstoTurf is completely pollen-free and hypoallergenic, making it beneficial to those with sensitivity to pollen and other allergies.
At Fisher House Southern California, our number #1 priority is the health and the happiness of the military families staying with us at any of our locations. Whether it be the VA Long Beach Healthcare System, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, or Naval Medical Center San Diego – Fisher House Southern California is here to help. If you’re interested in learning more about how you can assist Fisher House Southern California in our mission to protect and help military families, you can help make a difference through a donation or through volunteer work. You can also visit our news section for frequent updates on Fisher House Southern California and our mission.