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Fair Oaks mural at risk of being destroyed during renovation

A piece of art in Fair Oaks could be lost forever.



a blue sign in front of a building: Mural on Fair Oaks Amphitheater


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Mural on Fair Oaks Amphitheater

The Fair Oaks Recreation and Parks District is planning to renovate the Veterans Memorial Amphitheater in Plaza Park.

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Plans for the renovated amphitheater.


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Plans for the renovated amphitheater.

The parks district began discussing the plans in 2008, but funding wasn’t available.



a man standing in front of a building: Gorman hopes the mural can be preserved.


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Gorman hopes the mural can be preserved.

Ten years later, voters approved money for the project through a ballot measure in 2018.

“Right now, the whole facility is not ADA compatible,” said Mike Aho, district administrator for Fair Oaks Recreation and Parks. “None of it is.”



a close up of an animal: The mural was painted in 1985.


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The mural was painted in 1985.

The plan will make the entire theater ADA compliant, allow it to be used year-round while keeping the open-air concept. Upgrades will also be made to bathrooms and dressing rooms.



a person riding a skateboard down a sidewalk: Artist Hugh Gorman looks at the mural he painted.


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