As part of an $8.5M Bond Referendum, LAN was hired by the Monroe-Woodbury Central School District to provide architectural and engineering services to upgrade the athletic facilities at the District’s high school. A total of $7M in athletic facility improvements were completed.
The existing athletic track and grass field were completely replaced. A new durable artificial turf athletic field was installed to increase available playtime, minimize weather disruption, and reduce maintenance cost. The field is surrounded by a new eight-lane track that includes specific areas for steeplechase, pole vault, triple jump, and high jump.
New athletic field lighting both increases site visibility and decreases energy consumption using efficient, high CRI, LED athletic field lighting. The multi-sport scoreboard was replaced, and a new 500 seat bleacher set was installed alongside the sideline, significantly improving the seating capacity. The existing softball field was relocated, improving various draining concerns.
With three schools utilizing the same facility, adjusting the project schedule to minimize downtime was vital. LAN worked with the District to strategically plan simultaneous construction of two fields over the summer so the project could be completed in time for the start of the District’s football and soccer seasons.
The upper field was constrained by two wetland areas, requiring LAN’s Land Use team to orient the field to meet both the client’s and the NYCDEC’s needs. In order to develop a field that was built to last, LAN provided additional services outside of field design, including geotechnical investigation, sewer system design, stormwater collection and management, soil erosion, sediment control and retaining wall design.
Monroe-Woodbury Central School District
Woodbury, New York
Parks and Recreation, K-12 Education
Civil Engineering, Land Use, Architecture