TRUMAN MIDDLE SCHOOL TRACK & FIELD REPLACEMENT

Tacoma Public Schools, Tacoma, Washington

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Previously designed as a natural grass field and cinder track in 1997 by Marty Lyon, the school district decided to convert the track and field to synthetic surfaces in 2013.

The renovation took advantage of the existing subgrade drainage system, concrete curb between the track and field and overall field layout, allowing the middle school to have a full size football field, soccer field and an 8-lane rubber synthetic track. A fence around the track and field and additional wheelchair access from the school were added to improve safety, security and accessibility.

The field was open for use in fall 2013. Total construction cost was $975,000.