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Formerly the site of the athletic fields for San Carlos High School, this area was obtained in 1986 in a three-way negotiated deal with the City, the Sequoia High School District, and Whitecliff Homes.The complex is used for year-round athletic events, including baseball, soccer, softball, tennis and sports camps, as well as for neighborhood recreational activities. In 1991, the City completed the first phase of the project, which includes two lighted softball/Little League diamonds, a full-size soccer field, five lighted tennis courts, a restroom/storage facility, a jogging path, and two parking lots with a capacity of over 100 vehicles.
A Vietnam Memorial was donated by the Vietnam Veteran’s of America, including the names of those San Carlos residents who lost their lives in the Vietnam and Desert Storm conflicts.
In 1995, Little League designed and constructed a concession stand/storage facility that provides fund raising opportunities for their organization as well as others. In 1998, Phase II construction, which included construction of the “Stadium Field” baseball diamond, removal of the old football bleachers, installation of a children’s play area and landscaping throughout, was completed.
Renovation of the field with synthetic turf began in August 2010. The innovative organic InfillPro GEO infill material used on this field features a unique mixture of coconut husk, cork, and sand rather than the virgin or recycled rubber found in other synthetic fields. It is a lead-free, sustainable product that is 100% recyclable. This premiere product provides a more natural appearance and allows the field to operate at temperatures 15 degrees cooler than other synthetic fields. Highlands Field in San Carlos is the first municipal athletic field in the United States constructed using this organic infill.
Pictures from the Grand Opening of Highlands Synthitic Turf Field on March 5, 2011