Capital High track and field improvements meeting set January 31
The City of Olympia Planning Department has scheduled a community meeting to provide an opportunity for the public to comment on the school district’s plans to make track and field improvements at Capital High School.
The community meeting begins at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, January 31 in the Capital High School auditorium, 2707 Conger Ave. N.W., Olympia.
Representatives from the Olympia School District Capital Planning and Construction department, members of the design firm (Robert W. Droll, Landscape Architect, PS), and the City of Olympia will be available during the meeting to discuss the proposed project.
The city has arranged the meeting as part of the permitting process. The improvements are funded by the February 2016 voter-approved school bond.
Proposed improvements include resurfacing the track, installing synthetic turf and LED sports field low-level lighting (directional lighting designed to illuminate the field) on the main football/soccer field, and adding security fencing around the track and field.
The Capital High track and field improvements are scheduled for this summer. Plans are to have the project complete by the time school opens in September 2017, said Kurt Cross, director of capital planning and construction.
The track and field will be closed during construction this summer, said Jeff Carpenter, director of health, fitness and athletics. The high school football and girls soccer teams will practice on the new field in August if completed by the time pre-season activity begins. Otherwise, teams will have the option of practicing on the lower grass field at Capital High School or at Ingersoll Stadium.
This is the second community meeting about the Capital High School track and field improvements. The district held a meeting in early December to educate the community about the project.