Woodlawn takes pride in providing excellent facilities to support our scholar athletes. From almost two miles of beautiful wooded running trails, a state-of-the-art track, regulation soccer field, and a large gym with a NBA style hardwood maple floor, Woodlawn athletes have the facilities to train and compete safely at the highest levels. These facilities have been made possible through the generosity of our families and alumni.
The Alumni Track includes a certified 400-meter, 8-lane track, complete with facilities for all the standard field events (shot put, discus, high jump, long jump, triple jump, and pole vault). Woodlawn runners, throwers, and jumpers have access to a state-of-the-art facility for practice and competition. The synthetic multi-layered polyurethane surface increases speed and provides superb shock absorption to minimize fatigue and injury.
The Alumni Track and Field was built in 2015-16 and funded from Woodlawn’s third capital campaign, which raised over $1 million. 90% of that total was given by alumni families.
More Than A Gym
The Barn is our gymnasium with regulation basketball and volleyball courts, as well as bleacher seating and a custom-built, retractable stage for theatrical performances
Construction on The Barn and Woods Hall started in May of 2007, and was completed in August of 2008 as part of Woodlawn Schools first capital campaign.
In the summer of 2022, the floor of the The Barn was upgraded with funds provided a generous anonymous donor. Just like NBA and premier NCAA arenas and the The Barn now features a high-tech suspended hardwood maple floor. Basketball and volleyball players start faster, jump higher and land with minimal impact resulting in better performance, reduced fatigue and fewer injuries.
The Barn hosts games, theater and music performances, talent shows, fairs and assemblies of all sorts. As the indoor community center, it’s more then just a gym.
REGULATION SIZED FIELD
Located inside the oval of the Alumni Track is our NCAA-sized, natural turf soccer field with irrigation. This allows our teams, and outside groups to practice and compete on a regulation sized field.
Lower and middle school enjoy playing soccer and other sports on the Quad in the middle of campus.
TWO MILES IN NATURAL SURROUNDINGS
Almost two miles of running trails wind through the woods surrounding the Woodlawn campus.
+ West Trail – Runs through the Low Ropes challenge course and outdoor classroom on the west side of campus.
+East Trail – Inherited and improved.
+ Brown Demon Trail – Includes the toughest hill where the trail passes by a large gulley named the “Abyss of Death”.
+ Van Buren Trail – Created by Dwayne Bowman
+ Oathkeeper Trail – Built by Sawyer Bowman ’11 and Terin Patel-Wilson ‘11 as a summer project on the northern end of campus.
+ Mid Trail – Created by Dwayne Bowman
+ Fork Trail – Built by Zach Lorch ’17 as a senior project.
Runners also use gravel roads on the east on west sides of campus (Swan Lake Rd. and Stonehaven Rd.)
Outdoor Student LEADERSHIP
Low RoPes Course
Woodlawn’s athletic facilities, are frequently rented by clubs and other schools because of the high quality of our gymnasium and athletic fields. If you are interested in renting the track, soccer field or gym for your team, please email Paul Zanowski at [email protected].