The Park at City Center in downtown Woodstock is certainly not a stranger to concerts and events. With the annual Summer Concert Series, fall Brown Bag Concert Series, and various festivals and events throughout the year, this is a heavily sought after location. In an effort to build on its popularity, the Park at City Center is getting a facelift this fall and winter with the installation of an amphitheater.
Scheduled to open by summer of 2016, this amphitheater project has several points of interest that will act as an improvement to current facilities, which will include a permanent stage facility, expanded seating and restrooms.
This project has been on the discussion boards for several years, and after a few adjustments in plans, construction started in September. When all is said and done and the project is completed through phases, a permanent stage with rigging points for lighting and sound will grace the now empty space.
Visit the Park at City Center and you’ll notice that just past the gazebo, the sidewalk leads to steps down to the flat area where the amphitheater will be located. This natural hill in the landscape where the steps are will be transformed into a terraced outdoor seating area. This will be perfect for accommodating between 6,000-7,000 outdoor concert goers and making them feel like they are in a more intimate setting at the same time.
When visiting an outdoor concert venue one of the most utilized items is a restroom. At present, the Park at City Center is lacking a restroom facility for the public, but this will not be the case at the end of this project. Brand new restroom facilities will be available for outdoor concert goers as they are a part of this project as well. This is a feature that will certainly be celebrated by all!
Find out more about the amphitheater project at the City of Woodstock website. Don’t forget to read our article on p. 15 of our October Around Woodstock issue and check us out on Facebook as we’ll be posting photos every so often of this project as its progress continues.
Maxine Hayes says
Our family is very excited about the new facility. We attended most of the concerts. The kids have a ball and love the jump houses. Will the facility continue to be family oriented and will it be handicap accessible for wheel chairs? If there are activities for the kids will they be close by and secure so the parents can relax. Also would like to see a more diverse musical lineup for the concerts.