Spooner Lake Amphitheater
Project Partners: Nevada State Parks, Nevada State Lands, Nevada Tahoe Resource Team, Tahoe Transportation District
Total Project Cost: $3,298,113
Tahoe Fund Goal: $300,000
An incredibly popular place to hike, mountain bike, ride horses or simply enjoy nature, Spooner Lake sees 150,000 visitors annually. The Tahoe Fund is partnering with Nevada State Parks to support the complete redesign and update of the facilities at Spooner Lake including construction of an amphitheater.
This facility will allow Nevada State Parks to offer high quality interpretive programming, public outreach and environmental education, and serve as a base for natural and cultural history programs, ranger-led hikes and tours, and an outdoor science venue for students. The addition of the amphitheater will also give Nevada State Parks the opportunity to expand its ecology and outdoor education programs, with local elementary and middle schoolers to be targeted for a specific rotating series of park field trips. The facility will also provide an outdoor study area for high school and college students.
The new amphitheater will:
-Provide a place for high quality interpretive programming, public outreach and environmental education
-Act as a southern bookend to the planned Incline to Spooner section of the Tahoe East Shore Trail
-Serve as a major portal to 60+ miles of paths and trails in 13,000 acres of spectacular non-motorized primitive wilderness
In partnership with State Parks, the Tahoe Fund launched a campaign for $300,000 to fund the cost of the amphitheater. Thanks to the generosity of a special group of donors, we are thrilled to have met this campaign goal. These funds will be used to secure $2,000,000 in state bond funds for the complete park renovation. Construction is scheduled to begin summer 2021.