Stubbs Park Breaks Ground on Major Renovation Project

last updated 03/04/2024
Stubbs Park Breaks Ground on Major Renovation Project

Construction has officially begun work on the highly anticipated improvements to Stubbs Park in Centerville.

Stubbs Park Getting Major Upgrade for Performances and Community Events

Construction at Centerville's beloved Stubbs Park has begun. The renovations will include a variety of improvements aimed at enhancing the park's amenities and making it an even more enjoyable space for the community.

Construction at Stubbs Park begins

One of the most exciting changes will be the renovation of the amphitheater. The bandshell will be fixed up, and the sound and lighting systems will be upgraded to allow for a wider range of performances. Additionally, more accessible seating will be added, along with an improved dance floor and terraced seating for better viewing.

A brand new event plaza will also be built next to the amphitheater, featuring expanded seating and concession areas, picnic lawns, a dedicated food truck zone, and a scenic deck overlooking a pond.

Accessibility is a major focus of the project, with renovations planned for the restrooms and concession building to meet ADA standards. The park's walking paths will also be improved, and a new parking lot will be constructed to ease traffic congestion.

Here's a list of the anticipated improvements: 

  • Renovating the amphitheater bandshell to fix structural deterioration and improve theatrical lighting and sound to allow for more diverse performance possibilities.
  • Improving the amphitheater bowl to construct more accessible handicap seating, update dance pads and create structured grass terrace seating for performance patrons. 
  • Constructing a new event plaza adjacent to the amphitheater with an expanded seating and concession area, picnic lawns, food truck area and pondside deck. 
  • Renovating the concessions and restroom building inside and out to meet ADA compliance, construct a covered porch and improve the building façade. 
  • Expanding and consolidating three ponds north of the amphitheater and creating a naturalized water edge to improve the habitat for plants and animals. 
  • Consolidating ditches and swales throughout the park to improve stormwater management and water quality. 
  • Constructing a new Veterans Memorial and Amphitheater parking lot to bring parking off the main drive aisle, enhance ADA accessibility and improve vehicular and pedestrian traffic interactions. 
  • Improving the park entrance on Spring Valley Road by widening and striping the entrance and exit driving lanes and simplifying traffic patterns.

"Community gathering spaces and amphitheater improvements were the top priorities for residents," said project manager Joey O'Brien. "We believe families will especially love the new plaza, which, along with the accessibility upgrades and performance improvements, will create a fun and exciting experience for everyone."

While construction is taking place at the park, the popular Centerville Summer Concert Series will move to St. Leonard on Clyo Road.

The project is being funded by a combination of state grants and city funds, with construction expected to be completed by May 2025. 

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