To celebrate 100 years of service, the Rotary Club of Salem led a community effort to construct a new, multi-purpose amphitheater at Salem's Riverfront Park, which opened to the community in 2021.
Having already contributed two Riverfront Park landmarks – the Rotary Pavilion and the Rotary Children’s Playground – the new amphitheater is an iconic landmark identifying the region and Riverfront Park as a premier spot in Oregon for fun and entertainment.
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.
Serving The Community
Rotary clubs throughout the world serve their communities at home and abroad. The Gerry Frank | Salem Rotary Amphitheater is a legacy gift to the region and all who visit.