Bishop O’Connell High School in Arlington announced Tuesday the launching of a renovation project of its outdoor athletic complex.
The project, which is slated to start during this school year, contemplates a three phase renovation of the O’Connell rectangular stadium field: installation of a new competition grade track, a reorienting and improvement of the baseball field, and the addition of field lights, subject to the Arlington County permitting process. A final phase is proposed in partnership with Arlington County Parks and Recreation for improvement of the fields located at Tuckahoe Park, to include a new softball field and athletic turf for the park.
O’Connell President Kathleen Prebble said in the press release, “The field renovation project is long overdue and is part of a series of initiatives we are launching to build on our 53-year tradition of excellence in serving our students and our community. Bishop O’Connell continues to offer one of the best options for Catholic education in the Washington metropolitan area.” Prebble added, “It is envisioned that the renovated fields will benefit students and athletic teams from Bishop O’Connell, nearby Marymount University, and the Arlington community.”