Amphitheater at Armstrong Redwoods - Guerneville CA
The Works Progress Administration (WPA) did extensive improvements at Armstrong State Park, circa 1935-1936. Among other things, WPA relief workers built an amphitheater called The Redwood Forest Theater.
The cost of the amphitheater and a community building/park headquarters combined was $74,000.
The theater is located near the Parsons Jones tree, a 308 foot tall giant redwood that is the tallest in the park.
Armstrong Redwoods State Park opened in 1936 and was designated as a state Natural Reserve in 1964 to increase the level of protection of this small, ancient grove of redwoods.
The amphitheater was under renovation during a visit in December 2022.
Paulene Goddard, "The Impact of the Works Projects Administration (WPA) in Sonoma County." M.A. Thesis. 1976.
William R. Lawson, "Achievements, Work Projects Administration, Northern California." Federal Works Agency, USGPO, 1940, p. 57.
Project originally submitted by Shaina Potts on June 25, 2008.
Additional contributions by Susan Ives.
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