Athlete Village & Waterfront Project
 Athlete Village & Waterfront Improvement Project

 Plans are underway for the next phase of SRA’s development, including further improvements to the waterfront at the Boathouse as well as a new “Athlete Village” at the Training Center.  We have some great news to kick off the summer and the next phase of this project....

Stewarts has generously offered a matching gift once we’ve raised $25,000 in donations! 

We are excited to take on this challenge! Training space and housing are limiting factors for SRA programs and camps.  An Athlete Village in our own “backyard” will resolve those challenges. The project consists of  1) renovating the existing stand-alone structure on the property to add flexible space to meet demand, 2) installation of a permanent outdoor enclosure adding space for training and regatta logistics 3) building three to five small cabins and creating a park-like space to be enjoyed by SRA families and rowers, visiting athletes and the Saratoga Community. 

Year two has begun for this 5-year plan and as funds are raised we will continue making progress. With Stewarts generous matching contribution, your gift this summer will have double the impact!  Will you join us in making this vision a reality?   

PROGRESS - Stewarts Matching Gift for $25,000!  

 

The Athlete Village Plans

The Athlete Village will be located next to the Saratoga Regatta & Training Center and will include a large enclosure (40 x 80) providing additional training space as well as logistical regatta space.  The smaller existing structure will be renovated to provide overnight accommodations for out of town athletes and teams.  In addition, simple cabins will be added to provide additional sleeping space to meet the needs of the growing popularity of SRA camps and summer programs.  The space will be available to the community when not in use by SRA programs. The plans allow for room for growth as needs dictate, with future plans even including a potential outdoor fitness course, creating value for SRA programs as well as the Saratoga community.


Enhancing the Spectator Experience - Waterfront Improvements

 

A generous donation from an SRA family kick started plans in 2017 for improvements to the waterfront at the boathouse.  A stone platform was added for coaches to work from, a wall of boulders bolstered the shoreline and provides some seating for spectators while improving the aesthetics of the property. The next phases will include additional patio and viewing areas for regattas, flag pole, bleachers and additional landscaping. The shoreline is going from a place to avoid getting scratched by the brush... to a place to linger and watch the excitement out on the water!  

More info on Project details here.  THE VISION

Questions? Contact Katherine Smith, Director of Development at katherinesmith.sra@gmail.com