DeKalb County High School Sports Fields Undergoing Renovation
By Mark Brock
DCSD Athletics Specialist
The DeKalb County School District (DCSD) is investing in its high school athletics programs with turf and track renovations to improve the ability of local schools to compete at even higher levels under the E- SPLOST V of 2020.
Seven new turf fields and six-lane tracks are already installed at Arabia Mountain, Cedar Grove, Columbia, Druid Hills Middle, McNair Middle, Redan and Southwest DeKalb. Tucker is coming to an end with Dunwoody not far behind as we wrap up August football practice.
Deluxe Athletics won the contract for the last 11 high schools with ongoing projects at Miller Grove and Martin Luther King Jr.
Projects at Lithonia and Lakeside are also expected to start soon, as Deluxe plans to create three to four schools at a time over a four-month period and move on to the next group of schools until the projects are completed.
The current schedule for individual schools is in the following order:
1-Miller Grove High School
2-Martin Luther King JR High School
3-Lithonia High School
4-Lac High School
High School 5-Cross Keys
6-Stephenson High School
7-Stone Mountain High School
8-Ronald E McNair High School
High school 9-Tours
10-Druid Hills High School
11-Chamblee High School
The completion schedule is approximately 4 months from start to finish at each school depending on the weather.
Deluxe will have four phases for turf pitches, mass leveling, drainage, synthetic turf installation and final joint.
All fields are designed to accommodate boys and girls football, soccer and lacrosse. The tracks have six lanes and have facilities for long jump, high jump, discus and shot put.