Lucchesi Turf Field


Lucchesi Park is home to a regulation-sized all-weather synthetic multi-use soccer/lacrosse field that is a popular destination for community sports groups due to its year-round access and lighting. On any given day, you can see youth and adult soccer, lacrosse, ultimate frisbee, and/or specialty camps enjoying the space.  

Fun fact: Measuring 120 x 80 yards, Lucchesi field is 15-20 yards wider than a standard regulation high school field, offering a unique playing space in Sonoma County for recreational and competitive sports alike.   

Current Condition 

This well-used field is made of synthetic turf which was first installed in 2000 and resurfaced in 2010. The field has gone beyond its 10-year lifecycle and needs replacement. 

Importance of Replacement 

To provide the community with access to a high-quality field that can be used year-round and for all-day play, a field replacement is required. To ensure a replacement project meet the needs of the community, we’re are focused on making improvements to the following areas: 

  • Safety 
  • Quality 
  • Access 

Options for Field Replacement 

There are many options available to replace the current turf – the top 2 being high quality all-weather synthetic turf or natural grass. We are currently exploring these options and working with our community to find the solution that best suits the individual needs of Petaluma’s field users - now and into the future.  

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Presentation at the August 16 Recreation, Music, & Parks Commission Meeting

Thanks to those who joined us at the Recreation, Music, & Parks Commission meeting on Wednesday August 16. City staff presented their findings on turf options, including the community feedback received, to the Commission. The Commission voted not to support staff's recommendation for an all-weather field replacement. Staff has taken the Commission's feedback into consideration and is updating their recommended options to include alternative field types. Staff will be presenting updated recommendations to the community in early 2024. Please sign up for project updates to stay informed of next steps.

Community Survey

We invited our community to share what they feel is important when it comes to Lucchesi and other playing fields in Petaluma. The survey was open from April - July, 2023 and received over 500 responses from the community! We analyzed the data collected and presented our findings at the August 16 meeting of the Recreation, Music, & Parks Commission.

Watch Recordings of Past Community Meetings

Want to learn more about the Lucchesi Turf Field Replacement project and help shape the future of playing fields in Petaluma? Please feel free to watch the following recordings of our past Community Meetings.

Climate Action Commission Meeting Recording - Thursday, April 13

Recreation, Music, and Parks Commission Meeting Recording - Wednesday, May 17

Powerpoint Slides shown in Recreation, Music, and Parks Commission Meeting Recording - Wednesday, May 17

Project Location

Lucchesi Park

Timeline/Project Status

In Planning Stage


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