Athletics

Land Use Plan: Athletics and Wellness

In 2019, Hockaday embarked on an unprecedented effort to design a Land Use Plan focused on athletics and wellness that is grounded in our values and captures our aspirations. 

Construction on the next phases of this exciting project is scheduled to begin in Summer 2022, and we anticipate completing construction by Fall 2023. These phases will make a significant, positive impact on Athletics and Wellness Programs for all of Hockaday’s girls from Pre-Kindergarten through Senior year and will include a new competition track with a turf field inside, two new reconfigured competition and practice fields oriented in a North-South configuration, a new and improved softball diamond, a cross country path that will circumnavigate the campus, spectator-friendly event access, and easy-access parking to enhance the full experience for students, parents, and families. The design also includes several outdoor classroom areas and the new Cornerstone Plaza at the intersection of the fields area, which will serve as an important gathering space for our community, with a new concessions pavilion, as well as a pavilion with a team meeting room and other team facilities and storage.  

Our Athletics and Wellness programs help students to develop a sense of confidence, self-esteem, sportsmanship, teamwork, leadership, and cooperation that prepares them to meet challenges both on and off the field. This visionary approach integrates Athletics across the Hockaday student experience in exciting, new ways.

The entire Hockaday community was invited to engage in this process beginning in Spring 2019 through a series of small group discussions, open houses, in-school meetings, surveys, and more to gather input and feedback to inform a thoughtful plan for our Athletics and Wellness programs.

We will update the community regularly on our progress. Please contact Director of Development and Strategic Initiatives, Jessica Epperson 96, at jepperson@hockaday.org or 214.360.6579 to learn more and to discuss opportunities to support this exciting initiative. To make a gift in support of the Project, please visit www.hockaday.org/makeagift and choose “Unrestricted Gift: Facilities” under the gift details section.  
 
Athletics at Hockaday is both a Cornerstone, built into our foundation from the beginning, and also an essential part of contemporary Hockaday student life.


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