Volunteer Park Trust

Preserving and enhancing a city and national treasure for today and for generations to come


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. The park includes a rustic, brick-clad water tower with observation deck, a century-old glass conservatory, the Seattle Asian Art Museum, a historic shelter house, a wading pool and play area, a performance stage, a reservoir, tennis courts, two formal lily ponds, outdoor art, and significant heritage trees.

Widely used and much loved, Volunteer Park is both a major city destination and a community park that serves one of Seattle’s most densely populated areas: Capitol Hill and the surrounding underserved neighborhoods. But the last hundred years have taken their toll. With a crumbling infrastructure, 48 acres of land to manage, and many original garden beds lost to weeds and neglect, Volunteer Park requires far more care than Seattle Parks & Recreation can afford.

In response to this challenge, the Volunteer Park Trust is working with neighbors, Seattle Parks & Recreation, Seattle Parks Foundation, and others to preserve and enhance this beloved landmark for generations to come. Our work includes monthly and annual stewardship events, fun community celebrations, and capital projects to improve buildings and infrastructure.

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Volunteer Park Trust

Send a check

To make a donation by mail, please send a check payable to Seattle Parks Foundation to:

PO Box 3541
Seattle, WA 98124-3541

If your gift is intended for one of our community partners, please add their name in the memo line or with an accompanying note.

A tax receipt will be mailed to you upon receipt of your contribution.

Thank you!

Donate Your Car

Have an old car taking up space in your driveway?

Donate it to Seattle Parks Foundation!

We accept most cars, trucks, trailers, boats, RVs, motorcycles, off-road vehicles, heavy equipment, and other motorized vehicles. All or part of your donation may be tax deductible.

To get started, simply complete the online donation form or call 855.500.7433 or 855.500.RIDE to speak to a representative. You can also read more at careasy.org.

Have an old car taking up space in your driveway?