WGBH, October 2022
Mayor Michelle Wu last week halted the installation of a new artificial turf field in a city park, but city officials stopped short of calling the move a ban.
“The City has a preference for grass playing surfaces wherever possible,” a city spokesman said in a statement to GBH News. “There is no ban on the installation of turf in the City of Boston.”
That clarification came after the appearance of a single sentence in the reconstruction plans of the city’s Malcolm X Park in Roxbury. A notation in the plan stated: “Mayor Wu has directed that no new artificial turf fields will be installed in the City of Boston.”