St. Gertrude High School Outdoor Athletic Center Henrico County, Virginia
Saint Gertrude High School (SGHS) turned to Draper Aden Athletics to re-envision the best use of their 13-acre site and revise the master plan to provide additional opportunities for use, which included field and playing surfaces that SGHS athletics programs desperately needed. The collaborative concept and subsequent design included a turf field, a multi-purpose field, a softball field, 6 tennis courts, an athletic training facility, concessions, an events pavilion, and an interpretive walking trail.
This new complex provides a home for all outdoor athletics at a single site which gives Saint Gertrude a home field identity. Additionally, the athletic center allows family and friends to attend events at a central location, serves as a recruitment and retention tool for prospective student athletes, and is built to facilitate up to four sporting events at one time.