The safety of DC’s residents using artificial turf fields located throughout the District is paramount. The District maintains and operates fifty two (52) artificial athletic turf fields at DC Public Schools (DCPS) and Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) facilities. Each year GMAX testing is conducted. The tests are designed to ensure that playing surfaces are impact safe for users. The Department of General Services (DGS) received out of compliance GMAX scores in field safety testing conducted over the summer of 2017. During the week of August 21, DGS will complete repairing and begin replacing out-of-compliance activity fields.