Moving Forward with the DS Athletic Campus Master Plan
Master Plan Underway: The DS Athletic Campus Master Plan project took a major step forward by raising $1 million of private funding donated by a small group of generous residents and completing Phase 1 before the start of the 2012-13 school year. The fund raising campaign for Phase 2 is underway.
- Phase 1 included replacing the current grass stadium field with synthetic turf, minor repairs to the track, and re-grading one of the Booster Fields. Construction took place over the summer of 2012 and completed in time for the Fall sports season. Photos of the construction can be found HERE. The new field was dedicated as the Nora Searle Field. Dedication photos are HERE.
- Phase 2 includes replacing the Junction Street field grass with synthetic turf and improving the baseball and softball fields.
- Phase 3 includes relocating four tennis courts and building two new ones, the creation of two new multi-purpose grass fields on Farm Street, enhancing netting, and other upgrades.
The funding campaign continues. If you have any questions or would like to participate, please email Frank Perlmutter:
Sports are an integral part of the Dover Sherborn community, and demand for fields is increasing with both youth and adult sports. Currently, 82% of DSHS students participate in athletics including 27 sports and 43 teams. The ten outdoor fields handle approximately 2,387 team events and 894 high school team athletes each year. Forty percent of the fields exceed “maximum use” criteria by 20% causing undue deterioration, and the cost to maintain them is significant and growing. Installing synthetic turf fields will improve safety, reduce “rain outs,” allow for additional sporting events/uses by both the school and community youth programs, provide additional space for practices and games, provide options for building community spirit (pep rallies, camps, etc.), and allow DS teams to be more competitive by training on turf.
The proposed $3 million project will take place in three phases over a three to four year period. Fundraising to cover the project costs is underway. It is expected that all funding will come from private parties. The funding goal to raise one-third of the project costs was successful and the stadium turf field was completed for the 2012-13 school year.
Click Here for PowerPoint Presentation: Investing in our Community's Youth For more information, please email