|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.
When weather permits, Brooks' comprehensive athletic program makes use of
12 playing fields, eight tennis courts, two crew boathouses, and a 3.1
mile cross-country course.