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NPS plans $20 million Carter Barron Amphitheatre renovation

The National Parks Service has started planning work on the renovation of the Carter Barron Amphitheatre, between Beach Drive and 16th St. NW.

The currently unused and decaying 4,200-seat music venue will be restored with help from a new non-profit alliance, DCist.com reports.

“You just kind of disappear into the woods,” NPS deputy superintendent Brian Joyner told DCist/WAMU on a recent walk around the amphitheater grounds. “It is a relaxing place to come and spend an evening listening to music. And the idea that this sits tucked right in the middle of the city is an amazing thing.”

A new schematic design includes a stage rehabilitation and infrastructure upgrades.  The stage alone could cost as much as $2 million, while the larger project is expected to cost more than $20 million, the NPS estimates.

NPS hopes to have a preliminary design and renderings ready by mid-2023.

Mark Buckshon
Mark Buckshonhttps://washingtonconstructionnews.com
Mark Buckshon is the publisher and interim editor of Washington Construction News. He is also president of the Construction News and Report Group of Companies. He combines a journalism and business background, and has published construction trade publications for more than 30 years, after an earlier career in journalism, which culminated when he lived through the transition from Rhodesia to Zimbabwe in 1978-80 as a sub-editor for the Bulawayo Chronicle and a correspondent for a Canadian news service.

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