Work on Dimmick Park's long-awaited performance stage is set to begin this week, according to a memo shared by Hellertown Borough Manager Cathy Kichline.
The work will include field work and trenching for the power supply that will be added, according to the memo.
Although the borough's best-known park is currently celebrating its 75th anniversary, it has never had a proper concert stage, in spite of the fact that original plans called for the construction of one.
Instead, musical acts and speakers have stood atop a World War II-era concrete bunker to address and perform in front of audiences.
Construction of a bandshell has been discussed for years, and was recently spearheaded by members of the volunteer Hellertown Enhancement Project, which sponsors several large-scale free concerts each summer in Dimmick Park.
Last year Borough Council approved funding for the bandshell and renovations to the park's grandstand as part of a major projects budget plan.