Waite Park, Minnesota
Project Type: New Construction
Completion: Phase 2 construction will take place in Spring 2019
Oertel Architects provided master planning, programming, and design options for a 4,000 to 5,000 person capacity Amphitheater. The Amphitheater is being developed on a 21 acre, former quarry site. The site is largely wooded with natural vegetation features, two ponds, and multiple stone boulder outcroppings. The major natural features on the site will be preserved and will enhance the overall outdoor experience of visitors to the future Amphitheater. The City of Waite Park is planning on using the Amphitheater for public City and park related activities. The City is also anticipating the amphitheater to be used for performances, such as touring musical groups / bands.
St. Cloud Times- 01/14/2019: Waite Park to bid out amphitheater project this month; construction to begin in May
Minnesota Public Radio- 06/14/2018: Waite Park Plans Amphitheater to Offer Music, Scenery Among Old Quarries