Johnson County’s Theatre in the Park could be in for major upgrades — here’s what the concept looks like

Theatre in the Park

An architecture firm's conceptual rendering of what a revamped Theatre in the Park could look like. A key piece of a proposed $26 million renovation would be to expand the stage and add an overhang and enclosure around the stage area and first tier of seats to make the venue more usable during inclement weather and the winter months. Image courtesy SFS Architecture.

A major upgrade that would allow Theatre in the Park to be enclosed during inclement weather, reconfigure and expand parking and address many accessibility issues at the outdoor venue has begun to move through the planning process at the Johnson County Park and Recreation District.

Park commissioners on Wednesday unanimously gave their permission for staff and Theatre officials to further develop concepts for a new Theatre in the Park along with a fundraising plan.