Amphitheater Project at Meadowbrook Nature Preserve

Help us Build an Amphitheater!

Meadowbrook Nature Preserve has long served as a place of learning, exploration, and stewardship. With over four miles of public hiking trails, Meadowbrook is the perfect place for children and adults to gather outside for fun experiences in nature. Meadowbrook features woods, wetlands, streams, prairie pockets and reforested agricultural land. The preserve has potential links to regional trail systems and county parks and is accessible from across the region.

We need your help.

With your support, we will build an amphitheater, so that the community can experience this unique outdoor setting. If we raise $50,000 the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority will match your donation, but ONLY if we hit that goal!

Why an Amphitheater?

We envision a place for schools and youth-based organizations to meet and learn outside. An outdoor space where families and friends might gather in nature for fun and celebrations. Community groups and civic clubs can utilize this space for gatherings. Community and corporate leaders will have opportunities to facilitate outdoor meetings surrounded by nature. Nature-themed films and movies will keep you coming back for more! Intimate woodland concerts are sure to please all in attendance.

How to build this amphitheater

There are many costs associated with building an amphitheater. Here is a breakdown of project steps:
  • ​Engineering design
  • Demolition and excavation
  • Access roadway improvements
  • Installation of walkway, stage, bandshell, and concrete benches

You can help by:

  • Making a donation!
  • Telling all your friends, co-workers, and family!
  • Joining us for a program when it’s completed!

Visit our donate page or to donate offline, make checks payable to Shirley Heinze Land Trust, and mail/drop off to our office at 109 W 700 N; Valparaiso, IN 46385. Please designate the gift to the “amphitheater project” on the memo line or in a note. If you have questions please contact Bridget Harrison at (219) 242-8558.

EVERY GIFT WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE!