In Summer of 2003, Metro Parks completed an $8.6 million renovation of the Iroquois Amphitheater. The project modernized the facility while preserving the Amphitheater’s historic features. As part of an effort to continue to improve the Amphitheater, Metro Parks is currently working on several site improvement projects.
- Accent shrub plantings have been added to the façade of the Amphitheater facing the parking lot, to the entry walk area, and to the parking lot islands nearest the Amphitheater.
- Additional signage, event displays, and a “marquee” are also planned for the entry area and are in the construction document phase. The plan is to construct during the 2008 season.
- A community informational signboard/kiosk, along with improvements to the drinking fountain area at Rundill Road next to the parking lot, have been already completed.
$40,000 has been obtained from former 15th District Metro Councilman George Melton's Neighborhood Development Fund. This district is now represented by Councilwoman Marianne Butler.
Work on this project has already begun; landscaping work was completed in 2006, and other work is in the planning phase. The signboard was installed during 2008. A signage project is in construction document phase, and implementation is planned during summer 2008.
IMPACT ON PARK USAGE DURING CONTRUCTION
Construction should have very little impact on park users.