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Volunteer Park

Park and Playground
Capitol Hill, Seattle
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  • Jordan W.
    "Visit the conservatory, or play frisbee by the art museum."(9 Tips)
    ELS Language Centers
    "Home to the Seattle Asian Art Museum and Conservatory"(5 Tips)
    Akvile
    "... legs as you climb the historic water tower and be rewarded with a beautiful 360 view..."(2 Tips)
    S. Z.
    "One of my favorite parks in Seattle."(2 Tips)
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  • S. Z.
    S. ZornJanuary 28, 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.
  • Emelia H.
    Emelia HeckJuly 5, 2011
    Don't believe what others may have told you.. You CAN'T watch 4th of July fireworks from the donut statue at the park. The fireworks don't really clear the trees. You CAN however see a lovely sunset.
  • Karrie K.
    Karrie KohlhaasApril 17, 2010
    On a cold day, go into the Conservatory and check out the cacti and orchids. On a clear day wind your way up to the top of the Water Tower and catch the 360 view.
  • ドーラ
    ドーラSeptember 30, 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.
  • Katy B.
    Katy BApril 1, 2010
    If you run your dog there and forget his water bottle, handy tip: check the south border, near prospect and 11th. There youll find a building's outdoor hose which is handily(!) unlocked
  • Peter K.
    Peter KretzmanJuly 26, 2009
    check out the wooden sculpted owl sitting in the tree just to the south side of the fish pond near the black doughnut!
  • Akvile
    AkvileMarch 28, 2011
    Feel the burn in your legs as you climb the historic water tower and be rewarded with a beautiful 360 view of Seattle!
  • Anthony S.
    Anthony SantosAugust 30, 2015
    The reservoir is good for hanging out and picnics. The water tower offers a great view.
  • chronomex a.
    chronomex astridSeptember 3, 2012
    This park has central Seattle's biggest and best collection of trees to sit against while reading.
  • Stephen E.
    Stephen ElliottApril 14, 2014
    If the weather's nice, expect tattooed shirtless guys balancing on slack lines behind the museum.
  • Caitlyn S.
    Caitlyn StarkAugust 25, 2011
    Enjoy the strange juxtaposition of life (kids playing at the playground) and death (the cemetery right through the chain link fence).
  • Carinna T.
    Carinna TarvinSeptember 26, 2009
    Go find the carniverous plants in the conservatory, and then soothe your frightened spirit by looking at the orchids.
  • Jennifer L.
    Jennifer LymanSeptember 17, 2009
    walk around the neighborhoods surrounding the park, especially in spring. great houses and gardens
  • Sam G.
    Sam GrossbergJuly 31, 2014
    Climb to the top of the tower on a clear day. Or run up and down the stairs several times for a good workout.
  • Duane B.
    Duane BrownNovember 13, 2015
    A must walk park in Seattle. Great views of Space needle from Water tower.
  • A. M.
    A. M.January 21, 2013
    Go there on a sunny day and enjoy the Sun, trees and green grass :)
  • Kristen/KIKI H.
    Kristen/KIKI HollandNovember 29, 2013
    Don't go when the weather is predicting a beautiful sunny day!! Always go when the Weatherman says it's going to rain ! Lo
  • Denise T.
    Denise TanakaFebruary 16
    Nice Park to walk, with a museum and large area.
  • Alex H.
    Alex HillingerJuly 26, 2009
    Go to Volunteer Park water tower. Climb to the top. Find your neighborhood. Imagine Seattle 100 years ago.
  • Andreas K.
    Get your blankets out, bring some box wine or beer and don't forget your grill.
  • Eppy T.
    Pretty sure it's a requirement to eat potato chips here on a sunny day.
  • Melody M.
    Melody ManwaringJuly 8, 2013
    Beautiful park. Can't wait to explore it more thoroughly.
  • Gordon W.
    Gordon WernerSeptember 3, 2011
    Asian Art Museum & The Volunteer Park Conservatory are closed on Mondays
  • Mouni R.
    Mouni ReddyNovember 11, 2015
    One of the nicest parks in the middle of the city.
  • travis j.
    travis jhakeOctober 10, 2013
    Other scenarios show that the threshold will be reached later this century. Read more
  • Tela A.
    Tela AndrewsJuly 5, 2013
    Bring a water gun. For self-defense if nothing else
  • Derek G.
    Derek GagnierFebruary 25, 2013
    Up in the tower now. Very cool and fab views!! Thanks for the tip.
  • Derek G.
    Derek GagnierFebruary 25, 2013
    So beautiful here. Last time here was Mark and me 15 years ago!!
  • Patrick V.
    Patrick ValenzuelaDecember 22, 2010
    Look at the Space Needle through "Black Sun" http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Sun_(sculpture)
  • ELS Language Centers
    Home to the Seattle Asian Art Museum and Conservatory
  • D P.
    D PJanuary 24, 2013
    For a serene moment go to the Conservatory
  • Alice H.
    Alice HuangFebruary 1
    Check out the conservatory and Asian Art Museum!
  • Jordan W.
    Jordan WeitzJuly 5, 2009
    Visit the conservatory, or play frisbee by the art museum.
  • Nick S.
    Nick StanzioneAugust 9, 2015
    Climb the water tower for panoramic views
  • Eppy T.
    Eppy ThatcherJune 15, 2015
    The best LARP watching this side of Seattle
  • Eppy T.
    Eppy ThatcherAugust 6, 2014
    Theater rehearsals in the park Sunday afternoons.
  • Eppy T.
    Eppy ThatcherAugust 17, 2014
    More shady spots on the east side. Shady=not sketchy
  • Michael B.
    Michael BaltierraApril 14, 2014
    Very cool place for a lazy afternoon
  • MeeHee
    MeeHeeMarch 2, 2014
    discovered a lot today about ....
  • Eppy T.
    Eppy ThatcherOctober 14, 2015
    Halloween at the conservatory is a blast
  • Do N.
    Do NguyenJune 9, 2012
    stay away, unless u are gay or happy.
  • Gordon W.
    Gordon WernerSeptember 4, 2011
    Named in honor for those who served in the Spanish - American war
  • Lorax Of Sex
    Lorax Of SexAugust 18, 2009
    relax in the shade with a book and some lunch
  • Henok K.
    Henok KidaneOctober 5, 2014
    Really good for stargazing on clear nights.
  • Eppy T.
    Eppy ThatcherJune 13, 2015
    Enjoy the baby ducklings while you can.... *ominous music*
  • Simon F.
    Simon FraserSeptember 29, 2015
    Lovely place to sit and eat.
  • Eppy T.
    Eppy ThatcherAugust 6, 2014
    Sunbathing super spot!
  • Amin M.
    Amin MMay 12, 2012
    Ojan best was here!!!
  • Paul I.
    Paul IpJuly 19, 2009
    Pickup Ultimate Sundays at noon. (except in the winter)
  • Eppy T.
    Eppy ThatcherSeptember 2, 2013
    Catch an otter, win a free pelt.
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