Bond improvements start at Legacy High School
Work on new turf field kicks off summer of work
The first of multiple summers of planned bond work at Legacy High School got off to an early start this spring.
General contractor Adolfson and Peterson Construction began grading work in April for the installation of a new, lighted, multi-purpose artificial turf field to replace an existing grass soccer practice field. The 2016 Bond Program prioritized the installation of artificial turf practice fields at each of the district's five comprehensive high schools as a lower maintenance alternative to traditional turf fields that also lessens district water usage. Thornton High School, as well as Legacy, will receive the fields this summer. Northglenn High School received a similar field in Summer 2018 and new fields are planned for Horizon and Mountain Range high schools in Summer 2020.
The new field is just one of a number of improvements and additions to take place inside and outside at Legacy over the summer. The school will receive two additional mobile classroom buildings (adjacent to the school's existing mobile classrooms) to help with the school's growing enrollment. Outdoor storage will also be added to support the needs of the school's growing marching band program.
Inside the school, work will include upgrades to art and music areas; a conversion of existing space to add another chemistry lab; some minor crawlspace repair work, the installation of a new fire alarm control panel and a new secured main entrance secured vestibule.
These improvements are scheduled to be completed for the start of the 2019-20 school year.
A second round of improvements - planned to take place in Summer 2020 - will include renovations to the school theater along with an exterior door replacement project.