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The grass at Montalvo park is always brown but grass at other parks is green and looks so much better. Why is that?

As always we ask those who know.


The turf at Montalvo Hill, planted before the drought, is Marathon grass which requires more water than some more drought tolerant turf types planted in other parks.  With the drought that we are currently in and have been for the past 6-7 years, Parks also has to abide by the water restrictions for passive, non-athletic turf. Montalvo Hill is a passive turf park, planted with a less drought tolerant turf.  We water athletic turf more to keep ensure that it is playable and safe for users.

Thank you,

Tom Martin Parks Manager
Parks, Recreation and Community Partnerships
City of Ventura

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