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Having already contributed two Riverfront Park landmarks – the Rotary Pavilion and the Rotary Children’s Playground – the new amphitheater will become an iconic landmark identifying the region and Riverfront Park as a premier spot in Oregon for fun and entertainment.
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Inspiring Culture

The innovative design is inspired by the open-weave basket pattern of the Native American Kalapuya who lived at the amphitheater site.  The design honors the past and points to the future in one of the largest urban parks in the country.

Honoring A Legacy

In addition to honoring the legacy of Rotary service and the Kalapuya, the new amphitheater is named in honor of Gerry Frank for his more than 60 years of Rotary service and a lifetime of service to Oregonians.

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Serving The Community

Rotary clubs throughout the world serve their communities at home and abroad.  The Gerry Frank | Salem Rotary Amphitheater will be a legacy gift to the region and all who visit in the years to come.

Projected for completion in 2020, this will be a highly functional and aesthetically beautiful architectural design that invites people in to participate and play in its space, and to enjoy a genuine sense of pride that the structure is an integral part of the regional community.

“This state of the art venue will add a new dimension to Salem’s quality of life but also add to our economy. Being able to host entertainment with such a breathtaking background is sure to attract visitors to Salem and we are happy to help promote these activities. Salem is very fortunate to have such an active and dedicated group of Rotarians that contribute to the health of our community.”

— ANGIE ONYEWUCHI, CEO