A public forum was held yesterday evening at Comanche Trail Amphitheater by the Amphitheater Improvement Board. The purpose of the meeting was to receive input from the community about the improvements that the board will be raising money for. Although it has been stated that one of the goals in making the improvements to the amphitheater included using it to create a regional music draw, it wasn’t the only reason. It was noted that by doing the improvements, the amphitheater would also be renewed as a valuable resource for the community whether it was used for local student performances or community events, and it would still be open for public use.
During the forum, Kelly Cook of KDC Associates advised that through the research that his firm has gathered thus far, the Comanche Trail Amphitheater is the largest amphitheater that was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps, and, according to their research, is the largest structure of its kind within a multi-state area.
Cook also noted that one of the biggest challenges would be to bring the amphitheater up to ADA standards and at the same time make these changes blend in seamlessly with the design and material that is already in place.