Lakewood Park Bandstand To Get Fresh New Look
A landmark of the city's most prominent park is getting a makeover, courtesy of Lakewood-based Neubert Painting. In what is sure to be an exciting display of civic pride, 60-plus volunteers from Neubert Painting will scrape, sand, and paint new life into the Bandstand at the historic and beautiful Lakewood Park. The Bandstand was selected by Neubert Painting as the recipient of its 2012 annual Charity Paint Giveaway. The event was rained out, however, and will take place this June 27.
“Lakewood residents have welcomed us into their homes and trusted us to help maintain their homes for 38 years, so we’re very excited to give back to the community in a way that all Lakewood residents can enjoy,” says John Neubert, founder and C.E.O. of Neubert Painting. The Bandstand has been a gathering spot for residents to enjoy concerts, plays, and even movies for more than 40 years.
The structure will go from weathered and chipping to fresh and vibrant. Cleveland-based Sherwin-Williams is donating the 50 gallons of paint and stain needed to complete the project. In all, the paint giveaway has a total retail value of $10,000.
Always looking for the most cutting-edge and environmentally-friendly products, John Neubert chose two new Sherwin-Williams products for the Bandstand: Emerald, the first truly zero-VOC exterior coating, and WoodScapes, an industry-leading exterior stain.
“We’re pleased to participate in this great project,” says Pat Herman, District Manager for Sherwin-Williams. We’ve been in Cleveland since 1866 so we feel it’s important to give back to the community where we live and work.”
The Bandstand at Lakewood Park was chosen from dozens of nominations submitted. Past recipients of the giveaway have included Providence House and Maggie’s Place, both of which provide homes for parents and children in need, and the Coit Road Farmer’s Market, a cooperative market that provides fresh food to an inner-city East Cleveland neighborhood.
In addition to the live concert stage, Lakewood Park, one of the largest lakefront parks in Ohio, is also home to an outdoor pool, as well as picnic pavilions, a four-season public pavilion, children’s playground, baseball diamonds, volleyball courts, and a skate park. The painting project will complement recent improvements to the park. In 2006, a million-dollar lakefront promenade opened to the public. From it, visitors can view downtown Cleveland and enjoy an all-purpose trail that circles the park. "We are proud to be part of the continual improvements happening at this wonderful Lakewood institution," says Neubert.