Volunteer Park

Park and Playground · Capitol Hill
1247 15th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112, United States
Open until 10:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 6:00 AM–10:00 PM

Located in the heart of Seattle, Volunteer Park is home the Volunteer Park Conservatory and the Seattle Asian Art Museum.


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    Jordan W.
    "Visit the conservatory, or play frisbee by the art museum."(7 Tips)
    "... legs as you climb the historic water tower and be rewarded with a beautiful 360 view..."(2 Tips)
    ELS Language Centers
    "Home to the Seattle Asian Art Museum and Conservatory"(2 Tips)
    S. Z.
    "Beautiful panoramic views of the city from the tower."(7 Tips)
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  • conservatory
  • scenic views
  • picnics
  • historic water tower
  • art museums
  • clear day
  • sunsets
  • taco trucks
  • donuts
  • park
  • gardens
  • books
  • music
  • fish
  • frisbees
  • green grass
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  • Anthony S.

    The reservoir is good for hanging out and picnics. The water tower offers a great view.

    Anthony Santos · 5 days ago
  • Nick S.

    Climb the water tower for panoramic views

    Nick Stanzione · 3 weeks ago
  • Eppy T.

    The best LARP watching this side of Seattle

    Eppy Thatcher · June 15
  • Eppy T.

    Enjoy the baby ducklings while you can.... *ominous music*

    Eppy Thatcher · June 13
  • S. Z.

    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.

    S. Zorn · January 28
  • Henok K.

    Really good for stargazing on clear nights.

    Henok Kidane · October 5, 2014
  • Eppy T.

    Larping allowed. to battle!

    Eppy Thatcher · September 15, 2014
  • Mary S.

    Giant trees and picnics

    Mary S · August 23, 2014
  • Eppy T.

    More shady spots on the east side. Shady=not sketchy

    Eppy Thatcher · August 17, 2014
  • Eppy T.

    Sunbathing super spot!

    Eppy Thatcher · August 6, 2014
  • Eppy T.

    Theater rehearsals in the park Sunday afternoons.

    Eppy Thatcher · August 6, 2014
  • Sam G.

    Climb to the top of the tower on a clear day. Or run up and down the stairs several times for a good workout.

    Sam Grossberg · July 31, 2014
  • Michael B.

    Very cool place for a lazy afternoon

    Michael Baltierra · April 14, 2014
  • Stephen E.

    If the weather's nice, expect tattooed shirtless guys balancing on slack lines behind the museum.

    Stephen Elliott · April 14, 2014
  • MeeHee

    discovered a lot today about ....

    MeeHee · March 2, 2014
  • Kristen/KIKI H.

    Don't go when the weather is predicting a beautiful sunny day!! Always go when the Weatherman says it's going to rain ! Lo

    Kristen/KIKI Holland · November 29, 2013
  • travis j.

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    travis jhake · October 10, 2013
  • Torrey J.

    Excellent geocashe

    Torrey Johnson · September 3, 2013
  • Eppy T.

    Catch an otter, win a free pelt.

    Eppy Thatcher · September 2, 2013
  • Kristen/KIKI H.


    Kristen/KIKI Holland · August 31, 2013
  • Craig L.

    Rainbows flags be flyin'!!

    Craig Larsen · August 25, 2013
  • Melody M.

    Beautiful park. Can't wait to explore it more thoroughly.

    Melody Manwaring · July 8, 2013
  • Tela A.

    Bring a water gun. For self-defense if nothing else

    Tela Andrews · July 5, 2013
  • Derek G.

    Up in the tower now. Very cool and fab views!! Thanks for the tip.

    Derek Gagnier · February 25, 2013
  • Derek G.

    So beautiful here. Last time here was Mark and me 15 years ago!!

    Derek Gagnier · February 25, 2013
  • D P.

    For a serene moment go to the Conservatory

    D P · January 24, 2013
  • A. M.

    Go there on a sunny day and enjoy the Sun, trees and green grass :)

    A. M. · January 21, 2013
  • Sasha K.

    Love this park!

    Sasha Kimball · November 23, 2012
  • chronomex d.

    This park has central Seattle's biggest and best collection of trees to sit against while reading.

    chronomex duncan · September 3, 2012
  • Joe F.

    None of you know about the best part of VP... The secret tunnel...

    Joe F. · August 11, 2012
  • Do N.

    stay away, unless u are gay or happy.

    Do Nguyen · June 9, 2012
  • ELS Language Centers

    Home to the Seattle Asian Art Museum and Conservatory

    ELS Language Centers · May 28, 2012
  • Amin M.

    Ojan best was here!!!

    Amin M · May 12, 2012
  • ドーラ

    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.

    ドーラ · September 30, 2011
  • Gordon W.

    Named in honor for those who served in the Spanish - American war

    Gordon Werner · September 4, 2011
  • Gordon W.

    Asian Art Museum & The Volunteer Park Conservatory are closed on Mondays

    Gordon Werner · September 3, 2011
  • Caitlyn S.

    Enjoy the strange juxtaposition of life (kids playing at the playground) and death (the cemetery right through the chain link fence).

    Caitlyn Stark · August 25, 2011
  • Wade C.

    great place for a picnic!

    Wade Caves · July 11, 2011
  • Emelia H.

    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.

    Emelia Heck · July 5, 2011
  • Ethan S.

    Nap in the sun

    Ethan Schaffer · April 24, 2011
  • Kyle R.

    Lots of cruising haha

    Kyle Rapiñan · April 23, 2011
  • Akvile

    Feel the burn in your legs as you climb the historic water tower and be rewarded with a beautiful 360 view of Seattle!

    Akvile · March 28, 2011
  • joshua l.

    Take your doggy here!

    joshua lumsden · February 28, 2011
  • Patrick V.

    Look at the Space Needle through "Black Sun" http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Sun_(sculpture)

    Patrick Valenzuela · December 22, 2010
  • Karrie K.

    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.

    Karrie Kohlhaas · April 17, 2010
  • Katy B.

    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

    Katy B · April 1, 2010
  • Carinna T.

    Go find the carniverous plants in the conservatory, and then soothe your frightened spirit by looking at the orchids.

    Carinna Tarvin · September 26, 2009
  • Jennifer L.

    walk around the neighborhoods surrounding the park, especially in spring. great houses and gardens

    Jennifer Lyman · September 17, 2009
  • Lorax Of Sex

    relax in the shade with a book and some lunch

    Lorax Of Sex · August 18, 2009
  • Alex H.

    Go to Volunteer Park water tower. Climb to the top. Find your neighborhood. Imagine Seattle 100 years ago.

    Alex Hillinger · July 26, 2009

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