Amphitheater Restoration Project (1999-2006) is a testimony to the importance of project timing, the chemistry of people that like to make things happen, and a little magic on the side.
Positioned for a direct view south towards Mount Jefferson, long wooden benches arranged in dramatic fashion accommodate 200 people for outdoor concerts and alpine weddings yet provide a quiet spot for individual relaxation and reflection.
The $187,000 restoration project began with a gift from Sylvia Owens in the name of her late husband Don Owens, whose father was a stone mason at the Lodge. From there as a result of fortuitous conversations, years of countless design meetings and spirited fundraising efforts, actual reconstruction took but three months. A labor of love for all.