|Brooks School Athletic Complex|
The Brooks School Athletic Complex includes two state-of-the-art facilities: a new athletic center that gives Brooks athletes the chance to train at the highest levels, and the Danforth Gym, a renovated, state-of-the-art rowing and squash center.
Completed in 2005, the Brooks Athletic Center is a 50,474 square-foot facility that boasts three regulation-length basketball courts, a wrestling center, new locker rooms and meeting spaces. There is also a fully-equipped fitness room that looks out over the basketball courts and features free weights, strength machines, treadmills, elliptical trainers, stationary bikes, ergs and flat-screen televisions above the cardio machines. Connected to the Athletic Center is a hockey rink that doubles as an indoor soccer arena in the spring.
The Danforth Gymnasium once housed the school's basketball courts. It was renovated in 2005 and now features ten squash international-size courts, two of them equipped with video technology for instructional purposes and broadcasting matches for spectators in the lounge area. It also houses a rowing center with a number of ergs and two eight-person, still-water rowing tanks for indoor crew practice when cold or inclement weather prevents use of Lake Cochichewick.
Anna K. Trustey Memorial Field
Anna K. Trustey Memorial Field gives our student-athletes the opportunity to practice and compete in all weather conditions and at night thanks to a state-of-the-art synthetic turf surface and an exceptional sports lighting system. Designed by the award-winning firm Huntress Associates, the 75 by 120 yard field features the latest innovations in athletic facility design.
The SprinTurf dual-fiber artificial turf surface is underlaid with a Brock shock-absorption pad to minimize risk of concussions and other injuries. The sports lighting system, constructed by Musco Lighting, extends the fall and spring seasons and allows for evening practices and night games. By maximizing the amount of available playing time, we can ensure that our student-athletes have ample opportunity to develop their skills.
While the turf field offers clear advantages to the student-athletes who utilize it as a playing surface, it also serves as a valuable resource for the entire school community. The terraced seating area can accommodate thousands of fans during high-attendance events such as New England tournaments and night games, but because the bowl seating is set naturally into the adjacent hillside, even with smaller crowds it maintains an intimate atmosphere. The field is also a frequent setting for weekend activities, such as bubble soccer or flag football, and the lights allow students to enjoy these outdoor games at night as well.
Brooks' comprehensive athletic program also makes use of 11 playing fields, eight tennis courts, two crew boathouses, and a 3.1 mile cross-country course.