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. The park is in need of more immediate and long-term stewardship than the city can provide. Its future and its legacy are in jeopardy unless we act now.

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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
Neighbors and friends founded Volunteer Park Trust to fully realize the dream for Seattle's crown jewel. Volunteer Park is surrounded by a dense urban population and provides people of all ages and economic backgrounds a green oasis in the heart of the city. We partner with other organizations to: restore the park to its historic glory; make the park safer and more inviting to all; ensure sustainability and the wise use of resources; and to provide opportunities to enjoy the park and engage with community members.


LILY POND FENCING PROJECT: We are replacing the wire fencing around the North and South Lily Ponds.

VOLUNTEER PARK LIGHTING IMPROVEMENT PROJECT: We are replacing the light bulbs in all the park's street lamps with modern, brighter, energy efficient, LED bulbs. Every lamp post will also get new lamp globes, and the poles will all be painted.

AMPHITHEATER PROJECT: We are working to replace Volunteer Park's failing performance stage with a state-of-the-art Amphitheater.

COMMUNITY EVENTS: In 2018, Volunteer Park Trust will continue to build community by hosting special events - a summer Picnic in the Park with live music, food trucks, and free ice cream; our December Holiday in the Park with carolers, free cocoa and free cookies; and our Spring and Fall Restoration days that bring hundreds of volunteers to work to improve Volunteer Park.

RESTORING GARDENS: Volunteer Park Trust hosts a 2nd Saturday Work Party each month to remove litter and clean garden beds.

SUSTAINABILITY: We partner with the Volunteer Park Conservatory and Seattle Asian Art Museum to address park-wide use of water and electrical resources, seeking green solutions for the future of the park.

FUTURE PROJECTS: We will participate in the community planning activities for the reservoir and water tower that will occur after the citywide seismic study on drinking water is completed. We are also looking at formal landscape improvements to the southeast entrance of the park to make it more welcoming to everyone.

See our website for a complete explanation of all programs.