The Field Fund is proud to have partnered with The Oak Bluffs School to complete its first rebuild project. Oak Bluffs is the largest elementary school on the Island – supporting 445 students – and with the most need. Fifty-two percent of its students qualify for free or reduced lunch, 19% are special education students. Despite these challenges, The Oak Bluffs School is deemed a Level One School by the Department of Early and Secondary Education! To learn more about how we worked with The Oak Bluffs School to make their goal of two, regulation-sized, healthy playing fields a reality, click here.

2.75 acres, irrigated

  • Newly rebuilt by The Field Fund in 2018. Seeded August 14. Open for PE and recess use by 445 kids three weeks later on September 4.

  • This year the fields supported OB School PE and recess, some travel soccer and youth lacrosse in the spring, and will hosts some Island league soccer in Fall.

  • Regulation 11v11 field and regulation 9v9 field.

  • HydroPoint irrigation technology running off new, non-potable well (old system had been using treated Town water).

  • Surface and subsurface decompaction.

  • Overseeded twice a year.

  • Organic fertilizer per soil tests.

  • Mowed twice a week during growing season.

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New Goals!

The Field Fund recently donated a pair of new, moveable goals to replace the fixed ones that had to be removed during the rebuild. These goals are moved on a regular basis to prevent any particular areas from becoming compacted and worn out.