A performance stage is up for approval tonight at the Lincoln City City Council. A group of Ford Foundation Community Leadership graduates have adopted, as their class project, a performance stage at Regatta Park, on the west shore of Devil’s Lake.
The group is expected to tell the city council tonight that, due to costs, they would like permission from the city council to erect a simple stage without walls, ceilings or permanent stage lighting, but added all that could be added later. They say the Ford Foundation, based in Roseburg, will put up money toward the project but that local funds would also have to be donated to the project. Project boosters say that the site was the original location for the annual Devil’s Lake Regatta, started in the 1930’s, which was very popular. They add that there should be enough parking in the area without having to provide more. They also say noise should not be a problem since it is well known the stage is within a residential area and so only those events that are compatible within the immediate vicinity should be using it. All performances must be approved by the city and a permit issued. City noise restrictions apply.
The council begins its regular meeting tonight at 6pm at Lincoln City City Hall.