Soccer field opens at Lents Park; playground coming next

The grass field at Lents park is a now an artificial-turf covered soccer field, part of nearly $41 million spent on parks projects in East Portland.

The air was warm as the junior varsity soccer teams for Gresham's Barlow High School and Grant High School dueled for the win on the brand new turf field at Lents Park on Thursday.

Aanii Tate, of Grant High School, was celebrating her team's victory, sweat on her face glistening in the late afternoon sun, when she said she was happy with the upgrade because it offers better play than a grass field.