NO Amphitheater '18 Compared to the original Leonard Grassli Rock Amphitheater

The word amphitheater used without details or context is a lot like the word boat—a little whitewater kayak is a boat, as is a the USS Zumwalt destroyer. Likewise, a small didactic stage like the one designed by Leonard Grassli (shown below) is an amphitheater, as is USANA

The original amphitheater designed by Leonard Grassli and his team was a small, intimate, educational type amphitheater to be built near the confluence of Cold Water Creek and Rice Creek, the nexus of wandering paths and trials. It is named Natural Rock Amphitheater on the drawing as the materials pallet was simply natural large rocks and dirt, and without electrical power. The stage measured about 16 feet wide and 10 feet deep, with three tiers of possitioned rock seating.

To compare and contrast, using the same scale, here's the drawing of what is under construction, the North Ogden Amphitheater (NOA, Or NO Amph), and the Rock Amphitheater, the original but never built Barker Park amphitheater.

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All documents, writings and designs used to sell the Bark Park to North Ogden residence, the State of Utah and those that originally purchased lots tied to the park outline a passive, natural, traditional city park with open space, trails and pathways. Yes, an amphitheater was part of the original design, the Natural Rock Amphitheater. The Lawn Amphitheater that was later built in 2004-2005 was an addition and never intended to be the performing arts venue that our current city leaders have turned it into. Proof of this will be presented in an essay to follow.