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Hopkins School Athletic Improvements

Parr Field, Hopkins School’s first multisport synthetic turf field, has transformed the school’s athletic facilities, allowing increased play for football, soccer, lacrosse, and field hockey.

The facility improves the school’s standing among its competitive peers and prospective student-athletes.

Site challenges were significant. Permanent concrete low-maintenance spectator seating was designed into the steeply sloped site, affording optimal viewing angles to the field while avoiding disturbance of sensitive wetlands habitat on the property. Soil conditions on site were addressed with numerous geotechnical improvements to provide a safe and popular multipurpose athletic venue for the school. Successful permitting efforts with both abutters and local regulatory agencies allowed the fast-track project to remain on schedule.  

Project Highlights

The School's ban on lawn chemical applications (except for fertilizer) makes high quality athletic fields difficult at best. Synthetics are one answer.
Difficult permitting during SBR scare #1
Delivered on time, on budget