A new concrete rebound wall — a backboard of sorts for lacrosse and soccer players to practice against — was installed just north of the outdoor basketball courts at the Barrington Middle School last week.
Large crane trucks unloaded the massive concrete wall sections — each weighed approximately 16,000 pounds — onto a prepared foundation on Thursday morning, May 22. Workers were scheduled to install two sections of artificial turf on the east and west sides of the wall.
According to East Bay Lacrosse officials Michael Curry and Brad Vaughan, the wall was a gift to the town from East Bay Lacrosse and Barrington Youth Soccer Association. The men said the rebound wall — they are hoping to come up with a better name for it in the near future — will be available to all residents.
“The emphasis is on kids developing their own game… but you have to give them a place to do it,” Mr. Curry said, adding that lacrosse and soccer players had risked breaking windows while practicing against school buildings.
Officials anticipate the project to be completed by the end of the week.