Waite Park, Minnesota

  • Project type:  New Construction
  • Completion:  Project is in the Design Development Phase


The City of Waite Park hired Oertel Architects to provide master planning, programming, and design options for a 4,000 to 5,000 person capacity Amphitheater.  The Amphitheater is planned for development 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.  The project is currently continuing in the planning / schematic design phase and is anticipated to be completed in multiple construction phases.