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In 2014, we received a NatureWorks grant to start restoring the amphitheater (1st phase drainage rebuild & steps).  In June 2019 we received a Toledo District Improvement grant to pave the gravel walkway (2020) and add an entry arch (2021). We also rebuilt the original stone walk in 2020. In July 2019 we received an Ohio Arts Council ArtSTART grant to add two concerts in Sept. All part of the Board's 5 year comprehensive plan.
 
The amphitheater can also be rented for private activities. For information and fees, contact: Shawn Sobel of the Toledo Division of Parks, Recreation and Forestry at 419-936-3887 or shawn.sobel@toledo.oh.gov
               
The historic Amphitheater in Ottawa Park was WPA constructed in 1935-1936. It is located on a sloping piece of ground surrounded by trees in a bird sanctuary section of the park. The 500 tons of stone came from a quarry near Whitehouse. The small scrubs and trees planted then are now nearly 100 feet tall! Over the years the seating area has been rebuilt, a handicap accessible ramp, a stage with backdrops, power, and a storage facility added. Holding about 750 people, it is the only permanent venue for free open air concerts in this area.

Since it opened the Amphitheater has been used for church services, Broadway productions, Shakespeare plays, Magic shows, and lots of live music. Free summer concerts have been held since at least 1963. Your Park Board sponsors these annual concerts. See below and the Calendar tab for details.
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Our Expanded 2021 Concert Series    -   All Free 6 PM - 8 PM
July 24     Madison Avenue Band (Lots of Favorites)
July 31     East River Drive (Las Vegas Show)
Aug 7       Locoweed (Country Rock)
Aug 14     The Katch Band (R+B and MoTown)
June 19     The Good, The Bad & The Blues (Blues)
June 26     Dezire (MoTown)    
July 10     The Grape Smugglers (The 70's)
July 17     Distant Cousinz (Top 40)
 
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