Millbrook School | Millbrook, New York
Athletics are an important part of the student experience at Millbrook School, but they realized that they would need to offer three playing fields to accommodate all their teams without compromising student schedules. Fortunately, Millbrook is blessed with abundant farmland onto which they could readily extend the new fields. To maintain the campus’s visual character, though, it was important to the school that the design of the new fields would blend unobtrusively into the natural pastoral landscape to be kind to the adjacent neighbors and to celebrate the school’s natural beauty.
We created two distinct levels linked by a gentle slope, positioned with gorgeous views of the surrounding hillsides. The slope serves as natural bleachers. The fields were constructed with substantial drainage and crowns to assist with runoff. Scoreboards were tucked into the landscape. A long equipment storage shed was painted dark green against a stand of white pines to reduce visual impact while providing important amenities. A new service road was provided with parking for referees and gives good emergency access.
Size: 27 acres