Progress Continues at Blue Ash Summit Park throughout Winter Months
Despite the cold, snowy winter the region has endured, Summit Park continues to be a popular Blue Ash amenity. The success of the award-winning Children’s Playground within the 130-acre park continues to draw in families from around the region, even throughout the winter months. The three-acre Great Lawn combined with a quarter-mile walking path, two pergolas, family restrooms, and event-friendly infrastructure complement the new public space. Another new amenity coming to the park this spring is the Farmers Market, which will begin on Wednesday, May 6th. The Farmers Market at Summit Park will feature local vendors and entertainment each Wednesday from 3:30-7:00PM through October 28.
The Performance Stage is currently under construction and set to be completed in May of 2015. The stage, which has a footprint as large as any in the region, is built to support national acts for current events, as well as new events to be scheduled. Mid-West Promo Live, one of the largest concert promoters in the US, has also committed to move a popular 3-day country music concert, Buckle Up, to Summit Park in 2016.
Construction has also begun on additional Phase Two amenities, which include the 17,000 square foot Community Building, Indoor/Outdoor Glass Canopy, as well as the Main Street Plaza which will become the heart of the park. Brown Dog Café has committed to operate a full-service restaurant/bar within 4,000 square feet of the Community Building. The Glass Canopy will feature 40’ high ceilings, colored glass, and a world-class design while playing host to the region’s most prestigious events.
Unique community programming and events are currently being planned to complement the new park amenities. Construction on additional Phase Two amenities is expected to be complete in the fall of 2015.