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Doylestown slates open house at new borough hall

Broad Commons Park dedication set


After decades of envisioning a new borough hall and public park on Doylestown Borough’s North Broad Street corridor, the public is invited to an open house and dedication ceremony on Thursday, May 5.
The 6:30 event will provide visitors an opportunity to tour the administrative offices at 10 Doyle Street, where borough services are now located in the completely remodeled Depression-era building that was long home to PennDOT’s offices and garages.
Residents can also take part in a dedication ceremony for Broad Commons Park, a 3-acre neighboring property that stretches along North Broad, Atkinson Lane and Doyle Street, a site that was once home to a PennDOT maintenance facility.

The park’s five main entrances feature cast stone pillars, reminiscent of those at Fonthill in Doylestown Township. Each pillar has Doylestown-themed Mercer tiles embedded in it and made by TileWorks of Bucks County. Similar pillars also mark the park’s civic plaza, that includes flags and a small fountain.
In phase two of the $1.3 million project, officials said, a playground and picnic area are planned, along with a small amphitheater.
The event will be held rain or shine. Free parking is available across the street in the Bucks County Parking Garage.