Old Park Pavilion Demolition Slated for November

The old pavilion at Woodland Park will be taken down towards the end of the fall season to make way for a new pavilion which will be put up next spring.

Once all the borough’s annual fall events at are over with for the season, work to demolish the old will begin in order to make way for a brand new one to be installed next spring.

Earlier this year, officials along with the borough’s engineer agreed that construction should not begin until after summer and fall events like Town Day or Halloween in the park, which take place regularly at the park, would not be affected.

It was hoped that originally the project would have been this past spring before summer camp began but due to some complexities involved in fitting the new structure around the existing fireplace that will remain at the site, it was suggested the project be pushed off until fall and completed spring of 2013.

The current pavilion, which is decades old, has been showing wear and tear and has been said to have outlasted its lifespan.

The will resemble the current one and will be specially fitted around the which sits inside the current pavilion. The fireplace is a cherished piece of history which the borough wants to preserve. It was donated by the decades ago, an 80-year old organization still active today which was instrumental in the establishment of .

According to the borough’s engineer Ken Job, demolition work will likely begin at the beginning of November. Over the winter months the concrete slab will be constructed and the new pavilion will be fitted at the site in the spring months, he has said.

Although the is being erected in the same location as the current one it will be moved slightly to also cover the sink area on the south side of the current structure. The new pavilion will have a gutter system, which the current one does not.

The borough previously in the amount of $69,500. The rest will be covered by the borough.

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