Located in the heart of the Village of Babylon on the South Shore of Long Island, the Babylon Junior-Senior High School received the most of the $26.6 million “Renewal Project” facility improvements approved by the Babylon School District’s residents in a bond referendum in December 2013. With improvements to the District’s facilities postponed for decades, the residents decided that a comprehensive overhaul of all 3 school buildings was long overdue.
At almost $16.6 million, the largest portion of the “renewal” program focused on the Babylon Junior-Senior High School, including the new, $4.8-million, 400,000-square-foot sports field complex which replaced and expanded the original deteriorated athletic facilities insufficient for the needs of the district’s 1,600 students. The new complex includes a new, 90,000-SF multi-use, synthetic turf football field with a soccer and lacrosse overlay; a 6-lane running track; and spectator bleachers with an elevated press box. The complex also features a new, 125,000-SF multi-use, synthetic turf combination baseball field and soccer field, with a lacrosse and field hockey overlay. The entire stadium complex received new parking and a perimeter security system.