Beginning the week of August 23rd the clearing of trees and shrubs behind the Community Center will take place. This clearing is being done as the beginning phase for the 300 seat amphitheater that will be built in the future. Currently the Township is only doing site preparation and grading for the project. Below you will find a completed picture as well as a description of the project. If you should have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the Township Building at 610-494-1636.
The Aston Community Center Park outdoor amphitheater, a 0.9-acre, 250 to 300 seat venue, will include a raised stage with canopy, sound and light, and dance space. Its design takes advantage of the site’s natural bowl-shaped topography, with terraced seating levels for lawn chairs and blankets, and access for all abilities. This new facility will expand outdoor programming for summer community concerts and movie nights. Scope includes site preparation and grading, concrete stage and walkway, signage, stormwater management, awning, lighting and electrical, planter walls, and site restoration.
Expanding the park with the addition of a community amphitheater further identifies the location as a central “town square” with entertainment, sports and educational activities for all ages. An outdoor amphitheater is a natural addition to the location, which is also home to an indoor community center, sports fields, an all-abilities playground, and the public library.
An additional benefit is the economic value of attracting audiences to the downtown area. The Community Center Park is within two blocks of Aston’s dining and shopping district. The amphitheater provides the opportunity to support these establishments before and after event attendance.