Ahrens Park is Iowa’s Sports Complex of the Year Awarded by the Iowa Turfgrass Institute
In 2010, the Ahrens/Paschall Memorial Park was named the Iowa Sports Complex of the year. Its various sports fields were given high praise for the quality and overall care of the facility.
The Iowa Turfgrass Institute established the award to recognize excellence of sports fields maintained in Iowa and to show appreciation to turf manager and staff’s efforts in leading the sports turf industry into the future. The organization weighs the selection of the award based on the recipient’s budget; maintenance practices and challenges posed in management of the athletic field’s condition; aesthetics of the fields; and the number and type of games and events held at the athletic facility on an annual basis.