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 is seeking a $300,000 donation to fund the cost of the amphitheater. This donation includes amphitheater naming rights, pursuant to State Parks approval. Gifts of $50,000 or more will include other recognition opportunities.
Every dollar raised before December 31, 2019 will be leveraged to help secure the additional funds needed to complete the entire Spooner Lake Trailhead Facility renovation project.