Case Study

Red Bank, New Jersey Department of Parks and Recreation

Local municipality in New Jersey

Red Bank New Jersey

Public parks play an important role in any municipality. These outdoor destinations allow community members to exercise, have fun, and gather together. At a popular park in Red Bank, New Jersey, residents were no longer able to enjoy a busy walking and running track due to growing wear and damage. American Athletic Track and Field partnered with The Borough of Red Bank Department of Parks and Recreation to repair the track and restore it to like-new condition. After our running track repair company’s work was completed, residents could safely run and walk at their favorite local destination.

The Challenge

Even the highest-quality walking and running tracks require maintenance and repairs to remain in good condition. Over time, cracks, holes, and uneven surfaces created safety hazards in the Red Bank park’s track. The track’s poor condition made the park less welcoming and opened the municipality to considerable liability should a visitor be injured.

The Department of Parks and Recreation needed reliable repairs to restore the track while working within a predetermined budget. In addition to the cost of restoration and restriping, material costs also needed to remain low.

Our Plan

Our team was tasked with cleaning, repairing, and respraying the track rather than a full-scale replacement. Additionally, we would draw on our considerable experience in athletic track design and construction to complete the project within a strict timeframe so the park was once more usable for area residents.

We encouraged the Department of Parks and Recreation to utilize our free co-op purchasing plan as part of the project. Doing so allowed them to access necessary materials at a considerably lower cost and reduced the overall expense of the repairs.

Our Work

We began the project by prepping the existing running track surface. This laid the groundwork for successful repairs that would stand the test of time. After the preparation was complete, we thoroughly cleaned the surface, using power washing equipment to remove any remaining dirt and debris. We then repaired cracks and holes for a smooth, safe surface.

Next, we applied two structural spray coats. American Athletic utilizes a polyurethane structural respray technique to create a textured, vented surface that is ideal for walkers and runners. Once this process was complete, we restriped the track’s lanes for improved visibility and a refreshed appearance. A final inspection confirmed the quality of the repair work and concluded the project.

Thanks to our experienced team of certified track builders, American Athletic completed the project at an affordable cost and nearly seven days ahead of schedule. Accordingly, walkers and runners returned to the park earlier than anticipated to enjoy the success of the completed project.

Trust Our Running Track Repair Company’s Expertise

Thanks to American Athletic, Red Bank, NJ, residents have a safe, welcoming place to stay active and enjoy the outdoors. If your public track, playing field, or other athletic facilities require expert repairs, turn to the American Sports Builders Association (ASBA) certified team at American Athletic. We offer expert athletic facility repair and construction services for clients throughout the East Coast, including New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, Southern Massachusetts, and Eastern Pennsylvania. Contact us to learn more, or request a quote today.

What They Said

The Borough of Red Bank (NJ) Dept. of Parks and Recreation had a wonderful experience working with American Athletic Turf and Track.  The entire process (which was admittedly new to me) was made simple thanks to the professionalism and clear communication of the American Athletic team.

From start to finish, the entire process exceeded my expectations.  The representatives we met from American thoroughly explained our options as we decided which type of track to pursue.  They brought samples and explained the advantages to each model type.  Once we decided to move forward with the project, working with the Co-Op was also quite simple.   The process was similar to any other purchase we make and the American’s team was there to answer any questions we had.

What impressed me most was the clear timeline laid out prior to the start of the project.  The installation team was at our facility each morning by 7am and worked diligently throughout the day.  The team kept us abreast of any potential changes or issues that could arise, particularly due to the weather.  Having a quick turnaround was vital to operations of our busy park.  Equally impressive was the fact that the project was completed ahead of the deadline in which we were given.  The track was completed, painted and inspected nearly 7 days before we expected.   The installation team left the park as spotless as it was prior to starting the project; throughout the installation process, their equipment was organized and neat, which was also appreciated.

In summary, the entire organization was professional, responsive and helpful from start to finish. The end result is a new track that looks wonderful and is enjoyed by our residents.  I am happy to commend the team as it was a pleasure to work with them.  Should anyone wish to speak further, I am happy to do so.

Charlie Hoffmann
Director of Parks and Recreation Red Bank NJ