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Pulling Together for a New Boathouse

A $2-million boathouse to be completed on the Malden River in Medford in the coming year will give Tufts rowers at long last a home of their own. Rowing has become one of the schoolís most popular athletic programs, with the menís and womenís crews powered by some of the universityís finest and most dedicated scholar athletes. In 2005, the Tufts women raced in the Henley Royal Regatta and won a Grand Final in the senior eights at the Reading Amateur Regatta in England.

Until now, these talented Tufts rowers have not had their own boathouse. First, rowers , practiced out of rented space in a Harvard boathouse on the Charles, and then moved to pitched tents on the less congested Malden River in 2001.

The new two-story, wood-and-brick boathouse is a centerpiece of the revival of the Malden River, which flows through Everett, Malden and Medford to a confluence with the Mystic River. The boathouse project is welcomed by the three cities, which are teaming on a transformation of 200 acres of industrial land on both sides of the river.

The boathouse also is seen as offering a valuable community resource. The top floor will be made available for community meetings, and Tufts plans to work with the three cities to develop local rowing programs and high-school crew teams.

Giving Opportunities

Boathouse

$1.3M

Expected to be completed in 2006, this magnificent facility will be approximately 4,500 square feet, with boat bays on the first floor, and locker rooms and a workout/meeting room on the second.

Multipurpose Team Room

$350,000

On the second floor, this large 1,200 square foot room will provide a warm and welcoming space for indoor workouts, team meetings, and university functions.

Willow Boat Bay

$150,000

South facing bay with access to the launching floats on the Malden River via a landscaped terrace and path.

Riverside Boat Bay

$125,000

South facing bay with access to the launching floats on the Malden River via a landscaped terrace and path. This bay will also house a workshop area for equipment repairs and adjustments.

Entry Gallery

$85,000

Dramatic two story glass enclosed foyer and entryway.

Men's and Women's Locker Room Foyer

$75,000

Second floor entryway and foyer leading into men's and women's locker room complex.

Menís Locker Room

$50,000

Second floor bathroom, changing, and shower area.

Women's Locker Room

$50,000

Second floor bathroom, changing, and shower area.

Coach's Office

$40,000

Second floor office overlooking main workout and function space.

Landscaped Terrace

$100,000

Brick landscaped terrace immediately outside the boat bays.

Willow Porch

$60,000

Large south facing porch overlooking magnificent willow tree, landscaped terrace, and walkway to river.

Riverside Viewing Porch

$40,000

Outside Second Floor Porch
East facing porch overlooking the Malden River.

Landscaped Path to Docks

$30,000

Viewing Benches (3)

$10,000

Head or Varsity Coach's Launch

$15,000

Naming opportunity for catamaran style Coaching Launch

Eight Oared Shell Endowments (2)

$100,000

Four Oared Shell Endowments (2)

$60,000

Four Oared Shell (2)

$10,000

Oar Sets (8)

$5,000

Large Boat Racks (12)

$2,500

Small Boat Racks (10)

$2,000

Oar Racks (12)

$2,000

Bike Rack

$2,000

Individual Lockers (20)

$1,000
($500 for students)

 

Giving opportunities may have changed, so please consult Associate Director of Development Christopher Grugan at christopher.grugan@tufts.edu or Executive Director of Development Eric Johnson at eric.johnson@tufts.edu.