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About the Amphitheater in the Magnuson Community Garden
About the Amphitheater
At the initial public design
forums, suggestions were made that the gentle slope viewed
from the Brig offered the possibility of an open court and an
amphitheater between the Brig and the garden. An
amphitheater was included by Barker Landscape Design in the
final garden design. Initial earthwork for the
amphitheater was started by Frehuling, Inc. in 2002, as a
donation of professional services. In 2003-2004
Jon Ruhnke Landscaping was awarded the contract to grade
the amphitheater and its seating and install the
amphitheater stairs. Volunteers installed the
Amphitheater’s block walls. The University Lions Club
donated $10,000 to build an arbor across the top of the
amphitheater. John Ruhnke Landscaping designed and
built the arbor from recycled logs of a Lake Union Naval pier.
the Arbor. The amphitheater complex was completed
in June 2004 and a dedication ceremony was held for the arbor.
Since the amphitheater's completion many events have been held there including musical and educational events, Shakespeare productions, weddings, and other private and public events.
The land was graded and contoured
The walkway and stairs
Preformed concrete landscape blocks were added to create seating. Topsoil was added followed by grass seeding. The construction of the amphitheater arbor was started in February 2004.
The amphitheater and arbor were complete in June 2004.
Dedication of Amphitheater Arbor on June 5, 2004. Pictured are Mayor Greg Nickels and members of the University Lions Club which donated $10,000 for the building of the arbor.
Seated guests waiting for the
beginning of the arbor dedication ceremony.
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