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Posted on: October 16, 2023

[ARCHIVED] The Bandshell is coming soon!

Hopewell Township is thrilled to share that the Woolsey Park Bandshell is closer to reality. Township staff has been hard at work and an updated timetable has been created with grading work scheduled to begin before the end of October.

In 2022 the Hopewell Township Committee applied for a grant from the State to create a gathering spot for the community. Thanks to the support of Assemblyman Anthony S. Verrelli of Hopewell Township, as well as his 15th Legislative District partners Senator Shirley Turner and Assemblywoman Verlina Reynolds-Jackson, the Township was awarded a state grant of $500,000 to build a bandshell in Woolsey Park.

Woolsey Park is a jewel in Hopewell Township, with its trails and open fields. It is frequently used by Hopewell Township Recreation, the Arts Council, local veterans groups, and community groups. It is also the home of the September 11th and Veterans memorials and the Township’s annual 4th of July Fireworks. The bandshell will be a lovely addition.

“We are excited work is beginning on the bandshell. I am looking forward to attending the events our creative community will present,” said Mayor Michael Ruger. “My thanks go to our Director of Community Development, Jim Hutzelmann, and the members of the Woolsey Park Advisory Committee for their work in making this idea a reality.”

Hopewell Township Director of Recreation Karin Poveromo said “the bandshell will be a great asset for our concerts and other programs. I’m really looking forward to it!”

Subject to weather and delivery, the Bandshell is expected to be completed by mid-winter and it should be in use by spring. See the map attached for the approximate location.

drawing of approximate location of the bandshell in woolsey park and a rendering of it

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