Lawn Access and Improvements Continue through 2018

Year Ends with Winter Protection Changes as South Lawns to Remain Open through Winter

Over the course of the year, the Grounds team has made several upgrades and improvements at lawns across campus, while also keeping lawns open and available as often as possible.

Throughout the fall semester, the Columbia community saw green flags flying on the lower campus lawns. The Grounds team, part of Campus Operations, continued its concerted effort from last year to make the lawns available for passive recreational use as often as conditions allowed. October exhibited that point, with four green flags flying every day of the month except the three days that experienced heavy rainfall. The flag system is in use for South Lawns East and West, and Hamilton and Furnald lawns.

In addition to its efforts to keep lawns open and available, the Grounds team made several improvements at lawns all around campus to encourage more use. Read more.