Seaside Amphitheater a work in progress

Published: Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 03:54 PM.

Travelers down 30A will notice that the Seaside Amphitheater has become more of a construction zone lately.

"It's an enhancement project and we are installing a new drainage system in the amphitheater," said Lori Smith, Seaside 's director of public relations and marketing.

When complete, the familiar bowl-shaped amphitheater, first constructed in 1988, will have a new underground drainage system and its first palm trees.

During the heavy rains of last summer, the area became so flooded that paddleboarders were photographed paddling through the standing water.

The amphitheater design will remain as it is, and the entire sloped area will be resodded, said Seaside 's Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Lori Smith.

In addition to the drainage system, 44 Medjool palm trees will also be planted around the amphitheater, and the oaks that were there previously will be replanted elsewhere in Seaside .

"Medjool palms are not regular palms and are beautiful and spectacular," Smith enthused. "This enhancement is designed to make it better for Seaside guests and visitors."

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