Volunteer Park (Seattle)

Volunteer Park is a Шаблон:Convert park in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, Washington, USA.

History

Volunteer Park was acquired by the city of Seattle for $2,000 in 1876 from J.M. Colman. In 1885 it was designated a cemetery, but two years later it was named "Lake View Park," and the cemetery was developed on an adjacent plot of land (see Lake View Cemetery). The park then became known as "City Park." In 1901, it was renamed "Volunteer Park" to honor the volunteers who served in the Spanish-American War. J. Willis Sayre, a Seattle theatre critic, journalist, and historian, who had fought in the war, had actively lobbied local officials to rename this park. From 1904 to 1909, the Olmsted Brothers prepared formal plans for the park.

Features

The park includes a conservatory (a designated city landmark), completed in 1912; a water tower with an observation deck, built by the Water Department in 1906, a fenced-off reservoir; the dramatic Art deco building of the Seattle Asian Art Museum (a designated city landmark); a statue of William H. Seward; and a sculpture, Black Sun, by Isamu Noguchi (colloquially referred to as "The Doughnut") around which a scenic view of the Seattle skyline that prominently includes the Space Needle can be seen, as well as several meadows and picnic tables. The wading pool is operational in the summer months and operated daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Events

The park hosts various free concerts and outdoor theater events throughout the summer.Шаблон:Citation needed

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S. Zorn
28 January 2015
One of my favorite parks in Seattle. Beautiful panoramic views of the city from the tower. Located by the reservoir, greenhouse, and museum. Nicely maintained and lots of activities.
James Ott
26 September 2016
Don't miss Shakespeare in the park!! Wonderful place to just relax and enjoy. Be sure to see the Asian museum and the arboretum.
Mollie
14 June 2017
Good place for a sunny picnic and tennis courts. Walking distance to cafes, bars, and shops as well.
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30 September 2011
This park is home to one of Seattle's best views, a historic water tower, a conservatory built in 1912, and Seattle Asian Art Museum.
Jordyn
18 June 2017
Beautiful park in the middle of the city. Visit the conservatory for beautiful plants, and climb the watertower for the best view.
Pelin Güvenç Kefel
26 November 2018
Love this park, totally recommend climbing the water tower for a 360 view of the mountains and Seattle
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