The project evolved over an 8-10 year period and through many donations of time, materials and dollars became a reality with an inaugural concert on Memorial Day, 2004 led by Mr. Norvell himself.

The facility, designed with the assistance of David L. Adams & Associates of Denver, Colorado, a noted acoustics and theatrical support design firm, has been acknowledged as functioning exceptionally well and was recognized by the Manhattan/Riley County Preservation Alliance with an Award of Excellence for Community Enhancement in 2005.

The ten thousand square foot pavillion facility includes a six thousand square foot multipurpose space with ice rink, ADA restrooms, concessions, dressing rooms and storage. The limstone veneer structure is capable of being an open air or totally enclosed facility to be used for summer day camp, public and private events, as well as winter ice skating. It is complemented by the Larry Norvell Bandshell to which it abuts, completed by our firm in 2004.