That is a question I get many times at the high school and park and rec level. For safety reasons, warning tracks are always a good idea. Another aspect to consider is, "Can I Maintain a Warning Track?"
First of all let's look a proper basic warning track installation:
Another aspect is maintenance. If you do not drag your warning track as frequently as your infield your track will soon look like this:
Another trick is to apply Sureguard to the track. To learn more about this, click HERE.
Warning tracks add a good look and a safety feature to a baseball/softball field, but careful consideration should be taken to determine if the level of maintenance can support the track.
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