Sandhill Fields Sports Complex
With the ever-growing communities in Sussex County, and the recent explosion of youth athletics, a small group of individuals and business owners from the county saw a need to create a recreational center conveniently and centrally located in Georgetown, Delaware. The complex serves as a community facility to host games and tournaments for athletic clubs from all around the Mid-Atlantic region.
The project that was once conceived from a mere desire to have a recreational area, where people of all ages can come together to exercise, practice, socialize, play games and compete in tournaments has finally come to a reality as the new sports complex officially opened in the fall of 2020.
The support of this project comes greatly in part from the Sussex Sports Foundation that has raised more than $4.5 million from the private sector, as well as an additional $1.5 million from other government entities. It has been the mission of the foundation to build, operate and maintain a first-class multi-sports center in the middle of Sussex County for all the citizens of the area to enjoy.
This new 56-acre sports complex encompasses eight regulation-sized soccer/lacrosse Bermuda grass fields, six pickleball courts, 3.5 miles of walking and 3.1 miles of cross-country trails, playground equipment, restroom facilities, picnic pavilions, food truck area, and ample parking for 350 cars.
Davis, Bowen & Friedel Inc. provided master planning, architecture, civil engineering, surveying and landscape architecture services for this project.