An illuminating report: Quinn’s fields lit for 321.5 hours in 2013 |

An illuminating report: Quinn’s fields lit for 321.5 hours in 2013

by Jay Hamburger THE PARK RECORD

Field lights were turned on at the Quinn’s Junction sports complex for 321.5 hours in 2013, peaking in June, according to a report provided to Mayor Jack Thomas and the Park City Council.

The report was drafted in response to "information requests" about the operations at the complex from people who live nearby, the report said. Ken Fisher, who manages City Hall’s recreation programs, drafted the report. Fisher said in an interview officials occasionally receive complaints about the lights from people who live in Park Meadows.

Two of the fields at the complex, referred to as the Sportexe field and Field D, have lights. According to the report, the lights were not in use in January and December. The hourly totals for the rest of the months, meaning at least one of the fields was lit, were:

  • 29.5 hours in February
  • 32 hours in March
  • 18 hours in April
  • 40.5 hours in May
  • 52 hours in June
  • 38 hours in July
  • 48 hours in August
  • 30 hours in September
  • 32 hours in October
  • 1.5 hours in November

    Regulations at the sports complex require that the lights be turned off at 11 p.m., at the latest, between March and October. Between November and February, the lights at the Sportexe field may be used until 8 p.m., at the latest. Field D is not used in the winter.

    Fisher said he does not anticipate officials modifying the hours lights are allowed at the sports complex.

    The lights have drawn scattered criticism over the years from people who live in Park Meadows. There have also been occasional complaints about the lights’ presence along the S.R. 248 entryway.

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