Volunteer Park, Seattle
About Volunteer Park, Seattle
Volunteer Park, Seattle - Address, Phone Number
Address: 1247 15th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112, United States
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 06:00 am - 10:00 pm Details
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Art Museum, Park, Play Ground, Walking Area, Family And Kids, Picnic Spot
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Spread across 48.3 acres, Volunteer Park is a Seattle landmark. Located in the Capitol Hill neighbourhood, the park is home to the infamous Water Tower (with an observation deck), the Volunteer Park Conservatory and the Seattle Asian Art Museum. Head over to the Volunteer Park for a picnic with your family. The park is also home to a wading pool, a tennis court, a tennis backboard, walking areas and play areas.
Volunteer Park Information
- Wading pool is open only during the summers.
Volunteer Park Ticket Prices
- Entrance to the Volunteer Park is free.
- Entrance fees apply to the Volunteer Park Conservatory and the Seattle Asian Art Museum.
Volunteer Park Opening and Closing Hours
- Wading pool is open only in summer: 11:00am – 8:00pm
How To reach Volunteer Park by Public Transport
- 15th Ave E & E Prospect Street bus stop
- 15th Ave E & E Highland Drive bus stop
- 15th Ave E & E Galer Street bus stop
Restaurants Near Volunteer Park
- Volunteer Park Cafe
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Beautiful park and a great place to play, relax and spend time. Easy park to get to. People go there to relax, read, have picnics and play. There's plenty of space and ample parking. There's a flower garden and some water features. Fantastic place to spend weekend summer afternoons here. Right in the city, but easy to forget that you're in the city because it is so peaceful. 👍
Lovely park, I chose a bad time and the Arboretum was closed (Mondays) but the park itself is gorgeous and surrounded by wonderful houses with some great views. If you get the time check out the hillside community garden a few blocks away towards freeway. Also, under the freeway overpass is a cool park with fenced dog park. Lots of steep hill and stairs but worth it for a cute adventure!
Water Tower offers a great 360 degree view for free along with detailed historical information on the park and neighborhood. Dahlia garden is beautiful, and even the groundskeeper keeps the squirrels well fed. It's a shame the Asian Art Museum will be closed so long, though. Visit the Black Sun sculpture for a nostalgic connection to the Seattle grunge music scene. Conservancy is small and overpriced (yes, only $4) for what it is when you consider that the Japanese Garden nearby is only $6.
Love it and the wildlife there too. The squirrels will come right up to you if you want them to! It's pretty and clean and quite large with a big parking lot. :)
Fantastic in all seasons. Magnificent trees. A picturesque reservoir, water tower and a great view of the Seattle skyline from the sculpture right outside the Seattle Asian museum.
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