Fields & Facilities

The 120-acre Wheeler Farm in Seekonk, MA, is home to athletic fields, the Van Norman Field House, Forest & Farm Days for Early Childhood, the Sixth Grade Farm Program, a summer camp, ropes course and more.

Eight outdoor athletic fields and The Van Norman Field House at The Wheeler Farm at 640 Prospect St., Seekonk, MA., are available for rental use by selected groups and organizations. The campus is powered from a solar array on the roof of the Field House.

The four soccer fields, two field hockey fields, softball field, and a baseball field are open for use April – November. An all-natural turf field was added in 2018. The multisport Van Norman Field House is available for rental year-round. It has 3 basketball courts, which easily convert for soccer, field hockey, lacrosse, tennis, volleyball, baseball, and ultimate frisbee. There is also a low and high-element Challenge Ropes Course available for corporate and community rental. Contact Auxiliary Programs for information.

Godley Field

A new natural athletic turf field, composed of “safeshell” infill material and the first one of its kind in New England, has been installed at The Wheeler School Farm & Athletic Facility in Seekonk, MA. The field’s debut game on September 7 was a 4-0 win by the defending RI State Champion Field Hockey team, the Wheeler Warriors, against Cumberland High School.

A dedication took place Friday, October 12, 2018. The field has been named Godley Field in honor of donors and alumni parents Drs. Frederick and Kathleen Godley.

The field has a unique infill material provided by USGreentech. According to the company, “safeshell” fields use 100% USA-grown walnut shells with residual allergens removed. Benefits include reduced surface heat, firm and fast surfaces for athletics and a natural infill that is durable and won’t float or fly away.

The new field includes lighting, a scoreboard, and parking. The general contractor was Green Acres Landscape and Construction of Lakeville, MA. The turf is a Sprinturf Company product, the lights are a MUSCO Company product.

Wheeler Athletic Director Jon Donahue said, “This new turf field illustrates a continued commitment by the School to our athletics program.  Having this field, as well as the other fields and facilities at our 120-acre Farm Athletics Complex, enhances the athletic experience for our students who have great pride in our Wheeler Warrior program.”  This new artificial turf field offers greater flexibility for practices and games, allowing for optimal conditions throughout the season. The turf field also provides valuable playing experience for student-athletes headed to colleges with similar playing surfaces. A special sublayer to provide protection against concussion is part of the special field.

Outside groups are able to rent the field for usage outside of the Wheeler schedule.

Students, coaches and the donors pose at the ribbon cutting for the Godley Turf Field at the Wheeler Farm.