St. Mary's Catholic School Transforms Parking Lot into New Youth Sports Space

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St. Mary's Catholic School

The St Mary’s Catholic School - Westside Grounds Project was focused on providing a new amenity on their property that did not have green space. The 50’ x 80’ field is placed on what used to be part of their parking lot. The kids now have a field to call their own for recess, training, sports, and the ability to do it all on campus. The field has been over-turfed so they can use the surrounding areas to warm-up and play other sports. The field includes futsal goals, lights, two doors, and surrounding netting. With the addition of this field, the school will be able to provide the space to help in their mission to build character, welcome the community, and cater to each individual to help them reach their fullest potential. 

Location: Boise, ID

What were the St. Mary’s goals for this project? 

  • Goal 1 - To transform underutilized space on school grounds for their kids to use for recess and activities
  • Goal 2 - Use the field as a revenue generator for the school 
  • Goal 3 - Use as a new multi-functional amenity

How did you come up with the perfect field for St. Mary’s?

  • The St Mary’s Catholic School project was planned in order to help their school provide a multi-functional, safe place to play on school grounds. The main goal is to give them something other than concrete to play on during school activities while promoting healthy living. Another key mission is to welcome the community, which they will be able to provide for events and other groups to use.

Timeline of this project from the first conversation to the completed project: July 31, 2020 - April 1, 2022

"It’s an incredible opportunity for our school because we are landlocked so just having the opportunity to get outside, learn out here, play out here and come together is a real opportunity for us all. It’s a wonderful facility and we are so impressed with the workmanship of Urban Soccer Park. They have put together such an incredible facility we are so happy it is professional, safe and fun."

- Brian Olmes - Principal, St. Mary's Catholic School (watch the full interview and see the park in action here.)


Progression of St. Mary's Parking Lot Transformation

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