Playhouse District Village Park, Van Halen Stage to be Devoted September 10 – Pasadena Now


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Pasadena’s favourite rock and roll sons will likely be honored on Saturday, September 10, when the Metropolis of Pasadena dedicates the brand new Playhouse Village Park and the Van Halen Stage within the Playhouse District. 

A ribbon-cutting ceremony is ready to happen at 9 a.m. adopted by a group celebration from 10 a.m. to midday. In response to the District 3 Council workplace, no audio system have but been named for the ceremony.

Following a city-wide survey in 2021, the Metropolis Council voted to call the park’s stage for the band that took its title from Eddie and brother Alex Van Halen, who shaped the Pasadena-based band in 1972. 

The band went on to turn into one of the vital profitable bands in music historical past.  Eddie influenced generations of rock guitarists all around the world. He died of a stroke and different issues in October of 2020.

The July 2021 survey requested residents to suggest names for the brand new park, and after two rounds, the responses pointed to 2 most distinguished names: Eddie Van Halen and African-American science fiction writer Octavia E. Butler, a number of recipient of the Hugo and Nebula literature awards.

Eddie Van Halen Park obtained over 3,400 favorable responses within the survey, Octavia E. Butler Park received 526 favorable responses, and Playhouse Village Park and comparable variations, together with Playhouse Park, received 135, in accordance with a tally reported collectively by the Planning and Neighborhood Growth Division and the Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Providers Division.

The Metropolis Council finally voted to call the park Playhouse Village Park on the urging of the late Councilmember John J. Kennedy, who declared it extra acceptable.

The Van Halen household then requested that the stage space be named for your complete Van Halen band as a substitute of completely for Eddie Van Halen. The Fee then amended its advice on the naming of the stage to the Van Halen Stage.

The brand new 1.04 acre park is at 701 East Union Avenue between El Molino Avenue and Oak Knoll Avenue, and features a kids’s play space, a canine run, a trellised construction over the sitting/stage space, lighted pathways, restroom and storage constructing, and a 48-space car parking zone. 

The Playhouse Village Park and Van Halen Stage will likely be devoted on Saturday, September 10. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will happen at 9 a.m. adopted by a group celebration from 10 a.m. to Midday.

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