Projects (and dreams) ...
Since 2001, OUR Los Al has provided support for Los Al High School
activities and facilties. Working with school officials, the group
identified the most pressing needs for Los Al High facilities and
has contributed money to improve them.
Over the last few years the group has paid for an aerial survey
of the entire campus, and worked with architects, booster clubs
and school officials to organize a master plan for approved potential
improvements. OUR Los Al has also donated money for a new scoreboard
in the gym, and contributed money for field improvements for the
LAHS Varsity soccer and lacrosse fields.
Where Your Support Will Make
Project Description: A new all-weather
track would benefit students and every single athletic team for
conditioning purposes. Reconfiguring the track into a nine-lane,
400-meter facility will allow all LAHS teams, PE students, and members
of the community to train year-round regardless of the weather.
It will also enable the track program to host meets to raise funds
to cover costs of the program and maintenance.
After the track is constructed,
the next phase would be to install permanent seating to accomodate
SOFTBALL COMPLEX IMPROVEMENTS
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The goal
is to make a dedicated softball area with improved seating , and
provide more usage to the community as a whole. The initial phase
is to upgrade the existing Varsity softball field with a new backstop,
better leveling of the outfield and infield areas, install permanent
outfield fences, and a scoreboard. The second phase would be to
move the existing JV field west towards the fence. This entire area
would become a dedicated softball area, which, in the process gives
the soccer and lacrosse programs room for their own dedicated field,
and would minimize wear and tear on the softball area.
LAHS SOCCER / LACROSSE FIELD
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The reconfigured
softball area and the interior of the new all-weather track would
permit the construction of two full-size soccer/lacrosse fields.
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The cracking
concrete (which currently needs to be patched every few years) would
be removed and replaced with top quality concrete. The area around
the courts would be attractively landscaped to mak it more appealing
for community use.
OUTDOOR BASKETBALL COURTS
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Currently
there are six very narrow middle-school sized basketball courts
which do not even have enough room for the three point lines. These
courts would be reconfigured to make three full-width courts, with
six additional baskets located outside the courts.
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The Varsity
field will get a new higher backstop to minimize foul balls landing
in the track and spectator areas.
OUTDOOR VOLLEYBALL COURTS
ATHLETICS & ACTIVITIES CENTER
The Los Al HS gym is used by over 20 Griffin teams and activities.
Some are forced to begin practice at 6am or end at 9pm. The growth
of local youth volleyball and basketball leagues is limited because
the current gym is "maxed out." A second gym/activities
center would enable reasonable practice times for students and help
youth sports organizations to meet community needs. The gym is also
used for dances, cheer and song exhibitions, cheer & song and
color guard competitions, and community
The existing LAHS Pool was built by community contributions (and
not the school or the Anaheim Uion High School District) in 1969.
It is now run down and not deep enough to host Varsity water polo
games. The goal is to reconfigure the pool to a deeper, 40-meter
pool with upgraded equipment, team rooms, and raised permament seating.
The larger pool could also host fund-raising tournaments, and promote
much more community usage.