The gazebo at Woodstock’s Park at City Center will see “major renovations” in coming weeks, but will remain similar in appearance, city officials announced on Monday.
“It was important to me that the final design and appearance of the gazebo is as close to the original design as possible,” said Preston Pooser, parks and recreation director. “Most of the structure will be completely rebuilt. The foundation is in great shape, however, the roof and much of the wood structure needs to be renovated.”
The gazebo was constructed in 1996, when the city park was first built and city officials say it has been a “focal point” of the park in downtown Woodstock.
“It has been the location of weddings, pictures, marriage proposals, and city-sponsored ceremonial events,” the city’s announcement said.
The gazebo was also the home of the Woodstock Summer Concert Series prior to the construction of the Northside Hospital Cherokee Amphitheater in 2016.
The Park at City Center will remain open during the renovations, which city officials estimate will be complete in mid-March, depending on weather.