Glastonbury School Board Approves Lacrosse Fields at Buttonball School

The Glastonbury Lacrosse Club will foot the $80,000 bill for the two new fields.


A pair of regulation lacrosse fields may soon be installed at Buttonball Lane Elementary School after the Glastonbury Board of Education approved a proposal by the Glastonbury Lacrosse Club.

The lacrosse club‘s planned field project would call for 15 to 20 pine trees along the southeastern portion of the existing fields, regarding of the land and installation of an irrigation and drainage system. A walking path on the land behind Buttonball would be relocated, according to lacrosse club president David Hawkins.

The estimated cost of the project is $80,000, all of which would be covered by funds raised by the lacrosse club.

Superintendent Alan B. Bookman said that the work would dramatically improve the current fields, and that the fields would be accessible by other town and area groups.

Construction of the fields would start in June, following the conclusion of the school year. It would be completed by the start of the 2013-14 school year in August. While the fields are being improved, the club will find additional space by working with the Hartwell Soccer Club and doubling up on other fields.

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