Posted by Tracie Sanchez on Apr 27, 2018
The Lima Rotary Club plans to build an amphitheater in downtown Lima!
The Rotary Club of Lima has announced plans to build an amphitheater in downtown Lima at the corner of Spring and Union. The amphitheater will feature a covered stage and sloping terraces for audience seating which will accommodate up to 800 people. The amphitheater will be used for concerts, plays, and other community events. It will be surrounded by green space and there are also plans to build an ice rink on the site. It will be across the street from the proposed downtown campus of Rhodes State College. The members of the Rotary Club of Lima voted today to contribute $150,000 from the Lima Rotary Foundation toward the approximately $1 million cost. The remainder of the funds will come from fundraising, within the club and the community, and grants. 
“Lima Rotary is excited to be a part of the revitalization of downtown Lima,” says Club President Tracie Sanchez. “We want to create a green space for the community to be able to enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner in the park, with umbrella tables and chairs. Where food trucks can surround the park, the YMCA can hold yoga, kick boxing, and other classes outdoors. We look forward to movies in the park, arts festivals, kids festivals, outdoor concerts, and a permanent home for the Rallies on Friday nights. There will be ice skating and public restrooms. A place where college students can study, children can read a book or play in the park.”
A construction timeline has not yet been established as this project is in its infancy stages.