The Port of Kalama is considering the community benefits of creating a small public amphitheater on the Kalama waterfront to accommodate a growing number of events, concerts and public activities. With increased use of Port parks, the intent is to create a more enjoyable guest experience at events like the ones we’ve been enjoying here for decades such as the Blues and Hawaiian Festivals.

Envision a grassy open space with tiered seating for concerts and special events that already attract us to the Kalama waterfront.  The area will be open to the public except during special events.

A significant benefit is that the stage and seating will be in a natural setting.  The stage and power will be permanently installed for ease of planning events.

The attached photo shows where the amphitheater would be placed—it compares in size to the area of the sport courts in Rasmussen Park. There would no impact or change to the adjacent playgrounds and no impact on Louis Rasmussen park.

The Port’s planned parking improvements currently underway on the Port waterfront.

For more on recreational opportunities and facilities at the Port of Kalama visit http://portofkalama.com/recreation/.

These images will clarify the location of the proposed amphitheater which would not impact the beach.