Field Improvements at the Windsor High School

Field Improvements at the Windsor High School
Expected project duration: December 1st, 2015 - September 30th, 2017

Project Update - August 3, 2016

The town's design consultant, BSC Group, has developed final design documents for the field improvements.  It is anticipated that the project will be advertised this fall to obtain costs for the work prior to requesting funding through Town Council.  Any questions regarding this project may be directed to Victoria Houle, Project Engineer, at 860-285-1862.


Project Update - March 20, 2016

In December 2015, Council approved the funding of $65,000 for the design of improvements to the East Fields at Sage Park Middle School.  Since that time, the town has hired a design consultant, BSC Group to draft design alternatives for the proposed project.  Staff is expected to receive the preliminary design in April 2016 to evaluate potential site improvements and amenities.  Any questions regarding this project may be directed to Bob Jarvis, Town Engineer, at 860-285-1804.


Project Background

In accordance with the recommendations made in the approved 2013 Athletic Field Master Plan (Plan), field improvements to both the Varisty and Junior Varsity softball and baseball fields located at the east side of Sage Park Road were recommended.

The current fields at the Windsor High School are highly utilized and have less than desirable playing surfaces.  The Plan indicates that improvements to these fields will improve both their functionality and playability, as well as improving the configuration and playability of soccer fields in the project area. 


Recommended improvements include the relocation of the Varsity softball field and Junior Varsity baseball field, re-grading of the fields, installation of outfield fencing at the Varsity baseball field, providing any necessary ADA accessible pathways, relocating lighting and other miscellaneous work.


Town staff, including the Engineering Department, Recreation Department, Windsor High School Athletic Director, and Public Works Department have met to review these recommendations and their suitability, based on current site conditions and trends. All involved agencies concur with the Plan recommendations.


Funding in the amount of $65,000 was received from Town Council in December 2015.  The Town has selected a consultant, BSC Group, to begin the design of the field improvements.  Currently the construction of the field improvements is slated for FY17.  If you have any questions or comments, please contact Victoria Houle, Project Engineer, at 860-285-1862.