Friends rededicate Prince Gallitzin amphitheater

GALLITZIN -?The Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation (PPFF) announced the rededication of Prince Gallitzin State Park’s amphitheater.

The project to replace the benches and install a drainage system began in fall of 2015 and was almost entirely funded by the Friends of Prince Gallitzin.

During the July 2 rededication, Steve Beals, Chairman of the Friends of Prince Gallitzin, addressed a large group of people who had come to test out the new benches.

Beals thanked park manager, Dennis Miller, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources staff, the Friends volunteers and the many who contributed monetarily to make this project a success.

Many events are planned for the amphitheater at Prince Gallitzin State Park in the coming weeks, including concerts, Family Movie Night and karaoke.

Founded in 1999, the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation supports 121 state parks and 2.2 million acres of forest by coordinating volunteers, activities and donations through its 40 chapters.

The mission of the foundation is to inspire stewardship of Pennsylvania’s state parks and forests through public engagement in volunteerism, recreation and conservation.