Grayslake Community High School District 127
In the early 2000s, Grayslake High School District 127 made the decision to begin improvements to athletic facilities on both the Central and North school campuses due to scheduling limitations stemming from turf and space issues.
Significant scheduling problems were at the forefront of school officials’ minds due to the property’s space constraints. A first phase of improvements included the reconstruction of the running and tennis courts.
Additionally, the school made other new improvements, including bituminous concrete overlays, sport surfaces, fencing, irrigation system modifications, and interior trench drains to facilitate drainage. Field events were relocated at the time to prepare the stadium for the installation of a synthetic turf football and soccer field.
EEA completed a master plan for athletic facilities on the West Campus. Phases were developed to distribute the $4.8 million land development cost over a 3-year period. Additionally, the phasing plan kept a majority of the existing athletic facilities in use during any one construction season.
New improvements to the West campus included soccer fields, a lacrosse field, baseball fields, softball fields, tennis courts, parking and roadway improvements, and a bridge over the adjacent river.
EEA prepared drawings for the construction of a new 3,000-seat synthetic turf football/soccer stadium, a concession stand building and maintenance building.