Volunteer Park Trust


The mission of Volunteer Park Trust is to preserve and enhance this city and national landmark for today and for generations to come.

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Website: http://volunteerparktrust.org/
Address: Volunteer Park Trust c/o Seattle Parks Foundation 105 S Main St Ste 235
Seattle, WA 98104-3476
Email: info@volunteerparktrust.org
Phone Number: 206-353-9148
EIN: 91-1998597
Centrally located on Seattle's Capitol Hill, Volunteer Park represents the most complete and well-preserved example of the Olmsted Brothers' design approach for Seattle city parks. Widely used and much loved, Volunteer Park serves as both a city wide destination and a neighborhood park in one of Seattle's densest, most prominent neighborhoods. But our beloved Park is aging, and in need of immediate and long-term stewardship beyond what the city can do. Its future is in jeopardy.

Our current and future project goals include:

• Improve the safety of the Lily Ponds by replacing the current wire fencing with sturdy, thoughtfully designed metal fencing that reflects the park's historic design

• Upgrade the lighting throughout the park by replacing all lamp globes, installing energy saving LED light bulbs, and painting the weathered lampposts

• Organize and host free events for all ages to help activate the park and create a strong sense of community ownership and stewardship:
* Spring Restoration Day
* Summer Picnic in Volunteer Park
* Free summer Yoga Classes
* Fall Restoration Day
* December Holiday in the Park
* Monthly 2nd Saturday Work Parties
* Volunteer Park Walking Tours - anytime with our new mobile app

• Replace the aging stage with an updated Amphitheater

• Address water and power sustainability in conjunction with the Conservatory and SAAM

• Reclaim green areas, complete landscaping and long-term green maintenance

• Plan for future renovations of the water tower and reservoir
Our fiscal sponsor, Seattle Parks Foundation, has created a $1,000 challenge award that we'll receive if we secure gifts--of any size--from at least fifteen (15) unique donors.