Groundbreaking for Shade Structure for Folsom Historic District Venue

Listen: Judy Collinsworth, Executive Director

Folsom Historic District Association

The Folsom Historic District Association received a $30,000 Amplifier Award from SMUD via the Shine Award Program to help with costs to construct the sun and shade structure on the Zittel Family Amphitheater.

The project is scheduled to begin the week of March 8, 2021, with completion of the project planned for May 2021. The public is invited to the groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday, March 10, at 9:30 am. Please park in the garage near the amphitheater located at 905 Leidesdorff St in Folsom.

Judy Collinsworth, Executive Director, Folsom Historic District Association interview
Zittel Family Amphitheatre rendering

Zittel Family Amphitheatre rendering

The Zittlel Family Amphitheater is an open air, outdoor performing arts venue and multi-use space in the heart of the Folsom Historic District. The addition of the shade and sun protection structure will create a year-round, any time of day access hub for entertainment and community events. The amphitheater is used throughout the year by many non-profit groups hosting Shakespeare plays, concerts, movie nights and much more. These free events are open to all in the community.

The structural design and artistic renderings of the shade structure were graciously donated by Dokken Engineering’s Folsom office. Sierra National Construction will be constructing the shade structure, with project management being provided by the City of Folsom Public Works Department.