New Garden Township Sees Potential for Rebirth of Two Long-Dormant Attractions at St. Anthony in the Hills

Kimberly McGuane
Image via Splash Swim Club.

After purchasing the 37.5-acre St. Anthony in the Hills three years ago, New Garden Township is now considering proposals that would jumpstart two long-dormant attractions on the property, writes Richard Gaw for the Chester County Press.

The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to enter into an agreement with Splash Swim Club in Marple Township to restore and operate the outdoor pool facility on the property. This includes the development and management of the adjacent restaurant.

The refurbishing of the facility will start right away, said Township Solicitor Bill Christman.

Meanwhile, John DiEleuterio of Wilmington-based Main Light Industries discussed with the board the possibility of repurposing St. Anthony’s 2,000-seat amphitheater as an outdoor movie theater, starting as soon as this spring.

DiEleuterio said that the facility is an amazing space that has incredible potential.

“We want to start out by gaining support from the community, gaining sponsorships and partners to take the necessary steps to rebuild the structure that we need to do,” said DiEleuterio.

Read more about St. Anthony in the Hills in Chester County Press here.