Location & Contact:
4485 Southwest Country Club Drive
Corvallis, OR 97333
The Bruce Starker Arts Amphitheater is located in Bruce Starker Arts Park, across from the Sunset Park ball fields. It is located at off of Country Club Place (near where SW 45th Street intersects Country Club Drive).
From Philomath Blvd (Hwy 20/34), turn South on 53rd Street, turn left on Country Club Drive, and left again at Country Club Place. Enter Bruce Starker Arts Park on your right.
Availability & Reservations
Bruce Starker Arts Amphitheater may be rented all year; it is rented in 4-hour time blocks:
8 am to 12 pm
1 pm to 5 pm
6 pm to 10 pm
When renters reserve consecutive time blocks, the hour in between time blocks is included at no additional charge. Remember that reservation times must include time to set up and tear down your event.
The shelter can be reserved up to eighteen months in advance of the date of your event. Call Parks & Recreation at 541-766-6918, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm to check availability and make a reservation. Full payment is due at the time the reservation is made. Credit cards are accepted over the phone.
Facility Description & Capacity
The Bruce Starker Arts Amphitheater is a large covered stage. The Amphitheater is 3/4 encircled by a "bowl" of gently sloping grass. The final 1/4 faces the Park's duck pond. The rental area includes the amphitheater and surrounding grass, but does not include the grass near the duck pond.
Bruce Starker Arts Amphitheater features:
Capacity of 2,000 people in the area, or 100 people under its roof
There are no picnic tables at Starker Arts Park; you must provide your own tables and chairs
Two stairs and two ramps that offer access to the stage
Potable water via a drinking fountain
There is a single, handicapped accessible portable restroom for use by all park patrons from April 1 through October 31 ONLY. Parks and Recreation can give you information on renting additional portable restrooms for your event.
Electricity is available at the shelter, including one 50 amp plug. All outlets are controlled by a locked circuit breaker panel box. A padlock combination is required to access the box; renters must call or come by the Parks and Recreation OFfice during business hours prior to your event.
Nearby Park Features
The 15+ acres of Bruce Starker Arts Park feature four stationary picnic tables overlooking a large duck pond. The pond's fountain normally operates year-round from about 6 AM to 8 PM daily. In order to encourage appropriate migration, guests are prohibited from feeding the wildlife.
The parks' play equipment includes swings, slide and a climbing structure. A walking/jogging trail winds through the park and around the pond. This path may NOT be blocked during events.
Bruce Starker Arts Park is just a short walk away from Sunset Park, which features a small picnic shelter, ADA accessible playground, restroom, two lighted ball fields, and a half basketball court.
Alcohol / Sound Considerations
Since the Bruce Starker Arts Amphitheater is a non-designated site for alcohol consumption, a special permit must be completed 30 days in advance for permission to serve alcohol. See the permit fee below. Alcohol permits are only issued to individuals aged 21 or older; ID is required.
Amplified sound is allowed with an approved Sound Permit. See the permit fee below.
Renters will be given a copy of the City's codes regarding alcohol and/or amplified sound in public places and must agree to abide by these codes.
Monday - Thursday: $75.00 per 4-hour time block
Friday - Sunday & Holidays: $100.00 per 4-hour time block
Additional fees, when applicable:
Alcohol Permit: $12.00 (requires 30-day notice)
Sound Permit: $ 5.00
NOTE ABOUT FEES:
All fees are subject to change without notice. Additional fees/requirements may apply, especially for activities or events outside of a standard group gathering. Our staff can help you determine if these fees apply to your event.
The alcohol, sound, and electricity fees are non-refundable. Refunds for rental fees will not be given if the written request is received less than thirty (30) business days before the date of the event. NO refunds are granted due to inclement weather. When a rental fee refund is requested and approved, a $10 processing fee will be deducted from the amount refunded.