Orono High School


Orono Athletic Complex

We need your help!

newtrack

Honoring the past paving the future

Vision:  A modern coated, six lane track with a center multipurpose synthetic field and tennis courts to be used for:

• varsity and jv field hockey • girls jv and varsity soccer  • boys jv and varsity soccer • jv and varsity football  • boys jv and varsity track and field  •  girls jv and varsity track and field  • Orono youth summer track programs • Orono summer soccer programs  • jv and varsity girls tennis • jv and varsity boys tennis • community and recreational tennis • regional high school playoff contests • early spring practices for softball and baseball • Orono summer, spring and fall recreational programs • community walking and fitness programs • Orono recreation department use • youth soccer, field hockey and football rentals

Project Overview:  The track and courts were built over 30 years (courts resurfaced sooner) ago and is currently presenting a hazard for student athletes and community members.  We also recognize deteriorated tennis courts, soggy fields, ailing bleachers, and an aging booster shack on school property.

The tradition and success of our track program is evident.  This year there are 56 participants. Orono is home to the recent 2012 and 2013 Girls State Championship teams, the 2013 Boys State Runner-up team.  Orono is home to state champion track teams from 1962, ‘68, ‘69, ‘70, ‘72, ‘73, ‘74, ‘75, ‘76, 77, ‘80,‘83, ‘86, ’89, ‘96, and ‘97.  Orono’s middle school teams and summer track programs are filled with participants.  Our tennis teams number over 30 students per year.  Our soccer program has seen 11 Eastern Maine Championship appearances over the past six years.  Poor drainage is the source of most of the issues on the site, as the track surrounding the football field is at a higher elevation, creating swamp-like conditions on the field and frost issues underneath the track.

Essentially, drainage needs to be redesigned to be rerouted to drain away from the field and track towards the back side of the practice football field, baseball and tennis courts.  The field, which is only used on football game days, needs to be raised to the level of the track which presents an opportunity to resurface for as a multiuse facility.

A multipurpose track and field with a synthetic field will quickly become an attraction and centerpiece to the Orono community.

Phase I Phase II Phase III
Track and Field Engineering
Tennis Court Construction(3 Courts)
OPiE fundraising structure
Track and Field ProjectTennis Courts PavedOPiE fundraising Booster Shack, Bathrooms and Bleachers
OPiE fundraising complete
Summer 2014 Spring/Summer 2015 Fall 2015

Orono Supporters: This project will kick-off this fall. Please stay informed and consider helping!

DID YOU KNOW?•Orono High School is averaging the highest percentage of National Merit Scholars in the region •Orono High School has partnered with the University of Maine for an International Early College Program •Orono High School is home to several “Coach of the Year” winners in various athletics •Orono High School is the only 1-1 laptop high school in the region •Orono High School has the largest co-curricular offerings for public school size in the state of Maine •Orono High School has a full complement of AP course offerings, averaging a 3.0 on AP exams (we pay for AP exams) •Orono High School has a fully certified ropes course located on 30 acres of land with an outdoor education curriculum •Orono High School competes at the Alfond Arena, UMaine pool, UMaine tennis courts and performs @ Hauck Auditorium •Orono High School encourages juniors and seniors to take courses at the University of Maine

Orono High School cultivates a community of respectful, responsible and passionate learners.