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 more details.
Designed and maintained by the Ottawa - Jermain Park Advisory Board Toledo OH © 2019
In 2014, we received a NatureWorks grant to start restoring the amphitheater. In 2016 the 1st phase (drainage
rebuild) was completed. A grant for the 2nd phase has been submitted. This is all part of a 5 year comprehensive plan created
for the Board by UT's 2014 Senior Civil Engineering students.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Aug 10 TBD
Aug 17 Nu-Tones (British Invasion)
Aug 24 Madison
Avenue Band (Lots of Favorites)
July 20 East River Drive (Las Vegas Show Music)
July 27 Boffo (Classic
Aug 3 The Good, The Bad & The Blues (Blues)
2019 Concert Series - All Free 6 PM - 8 PM