Impact on students:
The area where the track and grass football field is now located used to be trees and wetlands. All drainage from the school ends up in this location. The area was originally cleared for physical education classes around 1969 when the Messalonskee High School building was constructed. Stumps, rocks and debris from construction and clearing were used as fill for the area now currently used as the track and field. The original track was cinder. The football field was renovated in 2000 by the National Guard. Since then, little has been done to improve the drainage problems that exist. The field cannot support more than one sport, football, and the area is dangerous for spectators, there are no permanent restrooms and storage facilities are lacking.
The track is overgrown, uneven and in disrepair. The track team attempts to practice on the dirt oval when it is dry. No home track meets can be held at Messalonskee High School.
Despite being the only Class A school in Maine that lacks a track facility, the Messalonskee track team has been competitive. In the spring season of 2016, the girls team won the Community Cup and the boys team were KVAC Class A champions. The track program is the largest athletic team, with 60-90 athletes participating annually during the spring season.
There is currently no opportunity for community use.