More than 50 years ago, five New Jersey municipalities - Englewood, Leonia, Palisades Park, Ridgefield Park and Teaneck - donated land to the County of Bergen with the intention of creating a central commons for art, sports and other leisure activities.
After years of hard work, the vision to turn what was once a landfill into a beautiful park is now a reality. Dubbed “Central Park West,” the new 138-acre Overpeck County Park recently added a complete sound reinforcement system featuring NEXO GEO S12 line arrays and a Yamaha LS9 digital audio console for the 3,000-seat outdoor amphitheatre.
Boulevard Pro (Oradell, NJ) was selected during a bid process and called in as a consultant to design the audio system for the new amphitheatre.
“Our main concern in selecting a audio installation firm was reputation and experience,” states John Biale, senior project coordinator, Bergen County Parks Department. “We installed a 58-foot wide professional stage and wanted a firm that could fulfill our requirements of a top-of-the-line sound system. Boulevard met our expectations, and the NEXO system sounds incredible.”
“Throughout the design process, it became clear that this was not going to be your normal band shell in a county park,” notes James Cioffi, co-owner of Boulevard Pro. “We wanted to design a system that could handle normal community concerts and be ready for national acts.Given the venue requirements and the wide area to be covered, the NEXO GEO S12 line array system was our first choice and the perfect fit.”