Amphitheater at Quail Cove – American Fork UT

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The Works Progress Administration (WPA) built an amphitheater as a recreational facility for the old Utah State Training School for the disabled.  The school has grown and changed its name to the Utah State Development Center and the part of the grounds  with the amphitheater have passed to the City of American Fork at Quail Cove Park.

The magnificent amphitheater, built of local stone (no doubt from Rock Canyon), is banked into a hillside landscaped with pines. In front of the amphitheater are a stone wall and graceful curved steps leading to a large lawn bordered with trees and shrubs. The amphitheater is still actively used for public performances and events.

The site was nominated for the National Register of Historic Places in 1994, but we could not locate an historical plaque at the site.

Source notes

https://npgallery.nps.gov/pdfhost/docs/NRHP/Text/94001206.pdf

 

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on November 24, 2016.
Additional contributions by Richard Walker.

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Location Info


N 860 E
American Fork, UT

Coordinates: 40.393126, -111.775188

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